The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is evolving to address the changing educational landscape through its transition to digitally based assessments (DBAs) for the NAEP 2017 administration.
This transition to DBAs means that the administration of NAEP in 2017 will be very different from previous administrations.
- As in the past, NAEP field staff will bring all testing material and administer NAEP.
- However, space and time requirements will be very different for NAEP 2017.
- For example, NAEP field staff will need dedicated space for an entire day in order to administer DBAs.
- The administration will require a “pull-out” situation for students. For most schools, the NAEP will be given in two consecutive seatings.
- In most schools, a majority of students will take DBAs for either reading or mathematics, but a smaller group of students will take a paper-and-pencil test.
The flyer below explains the space and time requirements for NAEP 2017.
The following FAQs explain why both DBAs and paper-and-pencil are part of NAEP 2017, as well as addressing other aspects of NAEP 2017.
NAEP 2017 will be given from January 30-March 10, 2017. A representative sample of grade 4 and grade 8 students will take the NAEP in Alaska. No student or school results are given for the NAEP, only state-level results.
NAEP, also known 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 subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts.
The Alaska profile is available on the NAEP web site. This profile presents key data about Alaska's student and school population, NAEP testing history, and results. The profiles also contain links to the most recent state report cards for all available subjects.
- Grade 4
- Cracking Concrete – Students Activity Guide (word)
- Cracking Concrete – Answer Data (word)
- Here Comes the Sun – Students Activity Guide (word)
- Here Comes the Sun – Answer Data (word)
- Grade 8
- Bottling Honey – Student Activity Guide (word)
- Bottling Honey – Answer Data (word)
- Playground Soil – Student Activity Guide (word)
- Playground Soil – Answer - Data (word)
- National Assessment of Educational Progress (Nation's Report Card)
- Information for Parents About the Nation's Report Card
- Explore the NAEP Questions Tool for Teachers for examples of the kinds of questions NAEP asks in its assessments
- Explore NAEP Data in more detail by using the Data Explorer
- The NAEP Frameworks The NAEP assessments follow the frameworks developed by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), and use the latest advances in assessment methodology
- Examine the NAEP schedule of assessments
- Alaska State NAEP Coordinator
- Scott McAdams: (907) 465-8729