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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

About The National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card, is a congressionally-mandated project administered by the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES). The NAEP program includes assessments in a variety of subjects (e.g., mathematics, reading, civics, U.S. history, technology and engineering literacy, science, and writing).
NAEP is the only assessment that serves as a common measure of student achievement across the country, providing valuable data on student performance in comparison to other states and long-term trends in student performance within and across key demographic groups. NAEP results have been an important metric to analyze the impact of systemic and school-level efforts on student achievement for nearly the past 30 years. NAEP results have highlighted the significant growth Hawaii students have shown in grade 4 reading and mathematics, while also informing leaders of apparent need areas to improve services to students and schools.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires schools in all districts that receive Title I funding to participate in the NAEP mathematics and reading assessments for grades 4 and 8, which are typically administered every two years, between January – March of odd-numbered years. However, the NAEP 2021 assessments have been postponed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on schools across the country. The postponement will move the grade 4 and 8 mathematics and reading assessments to the 2021-2022 school year.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress Administration Window:

In 2022, the NAEP assessment will be administered to at Daniel K. Inouye Elementary:
Assessment / Subject Grade or Age Level
Administration Date
NAEP Reading and Mathematics
Grades 4
February 22, 2022
NAEP selects a sample of schools and students to participate as described in the NAEP Sampling Fact Sheet below.

What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP:


Introducing NAEP to Students: