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latest release 2022 Mathematics and Reading Report Cards at Grades 4 and 8

Compared to 2019 (before the pandemic):

  • Average scores declined in both subjects and grades.
  • Average scores declined for most states in both subjects and grades.
  • Students' confidence in their mathematics and reading skills declined.

Student Performance Across Subjects

Changes in average scores and scores at selected percentiles, by subject and grade

Subject Grade Current Year Prior Year Average score Percentiles
10th 25th 50th 75th 90th

More About NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has been assessing what students know and can do since 1969.

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What's New in NAEP?

  • 2022 Reading and Mathematics Assessments at Grades 4 and 8
  • 2021 School and Teacher Survey Questionarie Special Study
  • Racial/Ethnic Achievement Gap Tool: How Other Factors Relate to Average Score Gaps
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About NAEP Assessments

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—a congressionally mandated large-scale assessment administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)—consists of print and digital assessments in various subject areas.

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School Responses to COVID-19

The following resources about the impact of COVID provide additional context for understanding NAEP scores: