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Due to COVID Pandemic, NCES to delay National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) assessment


“Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic on school operations, it will not be possible for NCES to conduct the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments in accordance with the statutory requirements defined by the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) which requires NAEP to be conducted in a valid and reliable manner every 2 years (20 U.S.C. 9622(b)(2)(B)).”

The national assessments are given to a representative sample of students, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, across the 50 states in 4th and 8th grade.

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