Nationally Mandated Tests

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a congressionally mandated project overseen by the NationalCenter for Education Statistics (NCES) to continuously monitor the knowledge, skills, and performance of the Nation's children and youth. As the "Nation's Report Card," NAEP has measured and reported on a regular basis what America's fourth, eighth, and twelfth graders know and can do since 1969. It provides objective data about students' performance at national, regional, and, as of 1990, state levels in reading, writing, mathematics, science, U.S. history, civics, geography, the arts, and other subjects. Schools are randomly selected in ESUHSD to participate in NAEP.