Grades 4 and 8 – Mathematics and reading assessments
Edmunds Elementary School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on January 29th. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of 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.
- The assessment takes about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions. The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.
- Your child’s grades will not be affected.
- Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may
skip any question.
- While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers
improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify Principal Mathias in writing by January 22.
For more information, read Principal Dr. Mathias’ letter to parents.