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What do the NAEP assessments measure, and how is the content determined?

A subject-specific content framework, developed by the National Assessment Governing Board, provides the theoretical basis for each assessment, and describes the types of questions that should be included, and how they should be designed and scored. Frameworks describe a range of content and thinking skills needed by students to deal with the complex issues they encounter inside and outside their classrooms.

The NAEP framework development process ensures that they are appropriate for current educational requirements. Because the assessments must remain flexible to mirror changes in educational objectives and curricula, they must be forward-looking and responsive, balancing current teaching practices with research findings. Explore frameworks for all the subjects NAEP assesses.


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