NAEP Research and Development Program

Bringing innovation to large-scale assessment and providing training opportunities to expand the community of statisticians, psychometricians, and education researchers who work with NAEP data.

NAEP Data Training Workshops Postponed

02-24-2021

NCES has decided to postpone the NAEP data training until health guidelines recommend it is safe to convene in person. Find out more on our Data Training page.

Opportunities

Explore the opportunities provided through the NAEP Research and Development Program.

Featured Work

Explore featured work conducted under the NAEP Research and Development Program.

About

NAEP is mandated by Congress to provide a continuing evaluation of educational conditions in the United States through a fair and accurate measurement of educational achievement in reading, mathematics, and other content areas and is administered by the Assessment Division within the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The NAEP Research and Development (NAEP R&D) Team conducts studies that contribute to new methodologies for analyzing and operationalizing large -scale assessments. In addition, NAEP R&D promotes the access to and dissemination of this line of research through trainings, internships and a cooperative agreement program. All of these efforts support NAEP in maintaining its reputation as the “gold standard of student assessment".

This site provides information to explore some of the work being developed and opportunities within the NAEP Research and Development (R&D) Program.