About the mathematics assessment

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2007 mathematics assessment presents a comprehensive view of what students in the United States know and can do in the area of mathematics. Mathematics assessments were administered previously in 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2005. Results are reported at the national and state level at grades 4 and 8.

The mathematics assessment was developed and reviewed by a committee of mathematics and measurement experts to capture the goals of the mathematics framework. The National Assessment Governing Board, through a comprehensive national process involving mathematics 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 Mathematics Development Committee was instrumental in the development of the assessment.

Learn more about procedures used as part of the 2007 mathematics assessment.