NAEP Testing for Selected Seniors

NAEP Testing for Selected Seniors

John Hancock College Prep High School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on January 30, 2019. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Selected seniors will take an assessment in mathematics, reading, or science. In addition to subject area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. More information about NAEP survey questionnaires is available at under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”

Assessments take about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.
• Grades will not be affected.
• Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the
assessment, and may skip any question.
• While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help
policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate,
please notify Mrs. Natalie Garfield in writing by January 10, 2019. You can do this by
emailing her at You can also have your student give her a
handwritten letter.

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