NAEP Tools and Applications


The NAEP website features a number of applications designed to give users quick and easy access to questions from previous assessments, performance comparisons, and NAEP assessment data for quick or complex analyses; read a brochure describing the tools.

NAEP Tools on the Web

See more information about each tool below:

The NAEP Questions Tool enables users to explore more than 2000 released questions, student responses, and question-level data across multiple content areas.

Quick Reference Guide for the NAEP Questions Tool

NAEP Item Maps help to illustrate what students know and can do in NAEP subject areas by positioning descriptions of individual assessment items along the NAEP scale at each grade level. NAEP Item Maps help answer the question, “What does it mean for students to be at Basic, Proficient, or Advanced, in terms of what they know and can do?”

NAEP Item Maps Quick Reference Guide

The NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) is a web-based application for accessing NAEP data. The NDE accesses data gathered from students, teachers, and schools since 1990 and allows users to create custom statistical tables and graphics.

Quick Reference Guide for the NAEP Data Explorer

The State Profiles Tool provides key data for state/jurisdiction performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments in mathematics, reading, writing, and science at grades 4, 8 and 12 (where applicable). Users can view trends and demographics, download snapshot reports, and compare results for each state/jurisdiction to the nation and to the other states.