National and International Assessments
Idaho schools participate in several national and international assessments. These assessments help educators and policy makers understand how students across the country are performing relative to one another and in comparison with their peers in other countries.
NAEP Introduces NAEPQ Website for Teachers and Schools that Participated in NAEP 2017
Thank you to all of the teachers and schools that participated in NAEP 2017! NAEP has a new tool that will allow you to view valuable preliminary questionnaire data. With the NAEPQ tool, you will be able to take a first look at how teachers and schools across the country responded to NAEP questions.
If you answered the NAEP questionnaires, you may have selected ‘yes’ to opt in to receive access to the NAEPQ website. If so, you already should have received separate emails with your personal URL and password. If you did not receive these emails, or if you responded 'no' at first and are now interested in viewing the site, you can request access by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Its major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in performance over time. NAEP provides results for the nation and for the states, but does not provide scores for Idaho school districts, schools, classrooms, or individual students.
The Idaho State Board of Education includes NAEP (at grades 4, 8, and 12) in the state testing program because it gives us comparative state and national information about student achievement in reading, mathematics, science, and writing. Even though the U.S. Department of Education pays for and administers NAEP, there is no federal requirement that an individual student complete all or any part of the assessment. However, Idaho administrative law does require that students enrolled in Idaho public schools (and public charter schools) participate in NAEP, if selected, just as they would in the Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) or any of the other state mandated assessments.
International Assessments allow us the unique opportunity to compare the performance of students in the United States with the performance of students in other countries. International assessments include Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS), the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Idaho schools and students selected for participation represent the United States in these international studies conducted in over 70 countries world- wide.
NAEP Historical Results
For prior year NAEP results, please view the archives.
Frequently Asked Questions
For commonly asked questions about the NAEP program and its components, please visit the NAEP webpage on the National Center for Education Statistics website.