NAEP Results for New Jersey
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered annually in New Jersey. However, due to our state's broad ethnic and socioeconomic diversity, state-specific results are only disseminated in the odd assessment years. The complete body of results from NAEP is referred to as the "Nation's Report Card" because it compares samples of students from each state. Because New Jersey reflects the demographic make-up of the nation as a whole, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) includes New Jersey students in each year's NAEP administration.
NAEP Item Maps (NIM)
NAEP and New Jersey State Assessments
NAEP and the New Jersey state assessments serve different purposes and are used together to inform education policy. These assessments also differ in the content and skills that are measured, difficulty of test items, and methods used for setting performance standards (i.e., the cut points for determining achievement levels). The document here shows a more in-depth look at the similarities and differences between NAEP and the New Jersey state assessments.