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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.

Apply Now: NAEP and TIMSS: EdSurvey Training Series


Learn to conduct analysis using large-scale assessment data including NAEP and TIMSS in R in this free training series starting on October 6th.  Submit your application here by September 26th. 

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.

Click here to learn more.

Process data makes the cover of EM:IP Magazine


Checkout the article here and see the cover graphic here!


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

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.