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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • NAEP is the largest nationally representative assessment of what students know and can do in a variety of subjects including arts, mathematics, reading, science, writing, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.
  • NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education.
  • NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Things to know about NAEP:

Introduce Your Student to NAEP:

Parental Refusal Information

Please read through all of the documentation below so you are fully informed about the impact on your child if you refuse to allow your student to participate in state-mandated testing. 

Parental Refusal Process:

  1. Information about the parental refusal of assessments is available on the APS website and all school websites.
  2. Parent/Guardian evaluates the implications of refusing to participate in the assessment and determines what is in the best interest of their child.
    • Parental Refusal FAQ: Updated FAQs coming soon.
  3. If the Parent/Guardian refuses to allow their student to test, it is necessary to complete the Parental Refusal Form for the appropriate school level and submit the form to their child’s school administration office. Paper copies of these forms are available at school and district offices.