In addition to state tests, such as the MCAs, the Minnesota Department of Education reports on other types of tests taken by Minnesota students. These tests include national tests, like the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), as well as tests given for a specific purpose, such as the EXPLORE and PLAN, used to help students create education plans for their future.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” is the only national assessment of what students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP is given to a representative sample of students in grades 4, 8 and 12 in each state.
NAEP includes assessments in nine subjects following frameworks and assessment schedules set by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). Only Mathematics, Reading, Science and Writing are reported at the state level; all other subjects are reported at the national level only.
2011 Minnesota Results
To view Minnesota's results for Math, Reading and Science, select one of the following links.
From January 23 through March 2, 2012, NAEP will administer a national assessment in Economics (grade 12) and a Writing computer-based pilot (grade 4). All NAEP assessments conducted in 2012 will be at the national level only; no state results will be reported.
General information and nation-wide results are available at the NAEP section of the National Center for Education Statistics website. Links to the NAEP and related websites are provided under Related offsite resources. For more information contact Kate Beattie, Minnesota NAEP State Coordinator.