Nation's Report Card Home

Information for policymakers about The Nation's Report Card 

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State Comparisons

Compare performance in your state to others. After making a few selections, a ranking of states can be sorted by performance of student groups and by gains over time.

State Profiles

Explore each state's student and school population results from previous NAEP assessments. The profiles provide easy access to all NAEP data for participating states and links to the most recent state report cards for all available subjects.

District Profiles 

Explore the results of the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessments (TUDA). The tool makes it possible to compare the performance of students in participating urban districts with public school students in large cities (i.e., cities with populations of 250,000 or more). Results include mathematics, reading, writing, and science for grades 4 and 8.

Item Maps

Find out what questions students were able to answer at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced achievement levels. Selected questions are available in the Questions Tool for further exploration of types of skills assessed in NAEP subject areas.

Content Frameworks

Download NAEP assessment frameworks. Each NAEP assessment is built around an organizing framework, which is the blueprint that guides the development of the assessment instrument and determines the content to be assessed.

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Teaching and Learning  

Explore information on the instructional factors related to your child's education in the following subject areas:

View Snapshots 

Snapshots provide a quick overview of how students perform in the assessed state or district. See State and District Snapshot reports for the following subjects:


Download Data 

Data are available for many years and subject areas assessed by NAEP.

See more about exploring NAEP data.