National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) (Assessment frameworks only)

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative, continuing evaluation of the condition of education in the United States. It has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969. Through The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP informs the public about what American students know and can do in various subject areas and compares achievement among states, large urban districts, and various student groups.

Constructs Being Measured
Domain Knowledge
How to Access and Cite
Outcome Families
Programmatic Purpose
Classroom-level data and feedback
Program-level monitoring and evaluation
Instrument Characteristics
Original target population: 

Grades 4, 8, and 12

Cognitive Assessment (written)
Applicable Grade Levels

Curriclum-based assessments are very context-specific (i.e., specific to your country/region curricula). As such, it is more useful to provide an assessment framework to help you develop and construct your own contextualized assessments.
NAEP frameworks are designed to remain stable for as long as possible. At the same time, all frameworks are responsive to changes in national and international standards and curricula. Without advocating any particular approach to instruction, NAEP frameworks provide a starting point for constructive conversations about high-quality educational standards and assessments.

Points to Consider

For more guidance on measuring student learning and best practices in adapting measurement tools to your contexts, check out the Portal page on Monitoring and Evaluation. You can also contact Alvin Vista (Knowledge Lead, Student Outcomes) and Robbie Dean (Director of Research) for specific questions.