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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in performance over time. NAEP provides results for the nation as a whole in a variety of subjects and for the states individually in mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Performance is reported by groups of students, for example, by gender, by different racial and ethnic groups, and by participation in special programs. Note: NAEP does not provide results for individual students or for their schools.

Jeremy Ellis
NAEP Missouri Sate Coordinator

NAEP 2021

General Brochures and Infographics

NAEP Inclusion Policies

NAEP Sampling

Grade 4 Materials - NAEP 2021 Grade 4 Assessments Have Been Postponed

Grade 8 Materials - NAEP 2021 Grade 8 Assessments Have Been Postponed

NAEP 2021 School Survey *New*

  • February 22-26 for January Data
  • March 22-26 for February Data
  • April 19-23 for March Data
  • May 24-28 for April Data
  • June 21-25 for May Data


2019 Questionnaires

Student Questionnaires

Each student will take one questionnaire as part of his or her NAEP assessment.

Grade 4

Grade 8

Grade 12


Teacher Questionnaires

Staff who teach the assessed content of the students that were sampled for NAEP


School Questionnaires

One building leader completes the questionnaire


NAEP Data Tools

State and National Data









Grade 8 Resources

Mathematics (approximately 30 minutes each)

Reading (Approximately 20-30 min each)

Civics (Approximately 30 min each)

Grade 12 Resources 

Mathematics (Approximately 20-30 min each)

Reading (Approximately 20-30 min each)

Administrative Memos


Web Applications

Contact Information


DESE Assessment Phone
EOC Help Desk (Questar)
Grade-Level Help Desk (DRC)
MAP-A Help Desk (DLM)
ACCESS for ELLs Help Desk (DRC)
WIDA Help Desk (WIDA)

Jeremy Ellis

NAEP Missouri State Coordinator

Editorial Section