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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.

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New R&D Hub added to website


The NAEP R&D Program has added the R&D Hub to the website for more in-depth information on the program's innovative and original research and opportunities.  Navigate there at the top of our site.  

2021 NAEP Process Data Training a Success


The results are in!  The Center for Process Data recently hosted a NAEP Process Data summer training series and a survey following the training showed 100% of the respondents rating the overall training as "excellent" or "very good." Join our mailing list to stay connected to the NAEP R&D program for updates on the latest trainings in process data and other NAEP data.    

Just Released: EdSurvey Version 2.7


NCES has just released version 2.7 of the R statistical package, EdSurvey, to include international data and new features from NAEP.

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Featured Work

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


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.