Assessment, Accountability and Student Information

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (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.


In the winter of 2013 (from January 28-March 8, 2013), schools in Alaska took part in grade 4 and grade 8 NAEP reading and mathematics assessments. The NAEP in grade 4 and grade 8 reading and mathematics is given every other year; the 2013 administration was the sixth administration of NAEP in Alaska since 2003.

NAEP Alaska

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.

Fall 2013 NAEP Newsletter - pdf

Parent Notification Letter - word

2013 Alaska NAEP Reading Snapshots

Grade 4 - pdf
Grade 8 - pdf

2013 Alaska NAEP Mathematics Snapshots

Grade 4 - pdf
Grade 8 - pdf

Illustrating Student Achievement on Alaska’s New Mathematics Standards Using NAEP Questions

NAEP questions that have a close alignment with some of Alaska’s new mathematics standards are used to illustrate or suggest current levels of student achievement for the new standards. This project is not intended to make any predictions about how students will do on any future assessments but may have instructional implications in terms of showing students’ current strengths and weaknesses. NAEP releases some items after each NAEP administration and gives performance data for the nation and states for each released item.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain: Grade 4 - pdf
Number and Operations - Fractions Domain: Grade 4 - pdf
Number and Operations in Base Ten Domain: Grade 4 - pdf
Ratios and Proportianal Relationships Domain: Grade 7 - pdf
Expression and Equations Domain: Grade 8 - pdf
Functions Domain: Grade 8 - pdf

NAEP Accommodations

2011 Alaska Grade 8 Science Results


Contact the Alaska State NAEP Coordinator Jeanne Foy