Percentages of Students in the Nation Identified, Excluded, and Assessed in Reading
NAEP has always endeavored to assess all students selected as a part of its sampling process, including students who are classified by their schools as students with disabilities (SD) and/or as English-language learners (ELL) or limited English proficient (LEP). (LEP students are sometimes called English language learners). The decision to exclude any of these students is made by school personnel. School personnel are encouraged to use inclusion criteria provided by NAEP and may discuss their inclusion decisions with NAEP field staff. Some students may participate with testing accommodations.
Read more about the NAEP inclusion policy.
Learn more about the types of accommodations permitted as part of the reading assessment.