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NAEP Assessment Framework Update

WestEd is assisting the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) in updating the Mathematics and Reading Assessment Frameworks for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card.

For more than four decades, NAEP has served an invaluable role tracking the nation’s student achievement across time and content areas. NAEP measures the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students through assessments in reading, mathematics, science, writing, and other subjects. The information collected provides a snapshot of the condition of education in the United States.

Under a contract awarded by NAEP’s Governing Board, WestEd is leading the development of recommendations for the NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessment Frameworks. Focusing on mathematics in 2018-2019, then on reading in 2019-2020, WestEd is convening panels of subject-matter experts, practitioners, and members of the general public to develop recommendations for updating the NAEP frameworks. The update process will be followed by a collection of public comments.

The resulting updates to the frameworks will be reflected in the administration of the 2025 Reading and Mathematics NAEP.

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