National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—commonly called the Nation’s Report Card—is the largest nationally representative assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas including mathematics, reading, and science. A sample of students is selected to take the test. Since a sample group of students from each state take the test, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states across the nation. Also, because the assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, it provides a clear picture of student academic progress over time. Learn more about NAEP from the National Center for Education Statistics.
On the NAEP test, Tennessee has been the fastest improving state since 2011, with students showing more growth over time than students in any other state. Thanks to the hard work of educators and students, Tennessee is on the right track toward long-term success.