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About the Economics Assessment

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) economics assessment presents a broad view of how well America's students at grade 12 understand economics and have knowledge of the workings of domestic and international economics. The 2006 assessment is the first economics assessment ever administered by NAEP.

The economics assessment was developed and reviewed by a committee of economics and measurement experts to capture the goals of the 2006 economics framework (676K PDF). The National Assessment Governing Board, through a comprehensive national process involving economics teachers, researchers, measurement experts, policymakers, and members of the general public, created the framework, which describes the goals of the assessment and the kinds of exercises it ought to feature. The Economics Development Committee was instrumental in the development of the assessment.

The student sample size for the assessment was 11,900, representing a target population of 3,095,000 students. Students were sampled to participate in the assessment regardless of whether or not they had taken an economics course. Explore the participation rates for the assessment.

Learn more about procedures used as part of the 2006 economics assessment.   

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