About the NAEP Civics Assessment
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in civics is designed to measure the civics knowledge and skills that are critical to the responsibilities of citizenship in America. Students answer a series of selected-response and constructed-response questions designed to measure their knowledge and understanding of civics. Performance results are reported for students in the nation and disaggregated by various student characteristics.
The 2022 NAEP civics assessment at grade 8 was administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as a digitally based assessment. Read more about the NAEP Digitally Based Civics Assessment.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a congressionally authorized project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Center for Education Statistics, within the Institute of Education Sciences, administers NAEP. The Commissioner of Education Statistics is responsible by law for carrying out the NAEP project. The National Assessment Governing Board oversees and sets policy for NAEP.
For questions related to the NAEP administration or this report's results, contact Grady Wilburn. For questions related to NAEP policy or frameworks, contact the National Assessment Governing Board or call 202-357-6938.