About the U.S. History Assessment
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) U.S. history assessment presents a broad view of how well America's students know and understand the origins and evolution of their nation. The U.S. history assessment was previously administered in 1994 and 2001.
The U.S. history assessment was developed and reviewed by a committee of U.S. history and measurement experts to capture the goals of the 2006 U.S.history framework (990K PDF). The National Assessment Governing Board, through a comprehensive national process involving history 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 U.S. History Development Committee was instrumental in the development of the assessment.
Learn more about procedures used as part of the 2006 U.S. history assessment.