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Colorado NAEP

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Contact

Collin Bonner
NAEP State Coordinator
Administration and Management
303-866-6752
Bonner_C@cde.state.co.us 

Important Announcements

The current NAEP 2021 schedule includes assessing fourth- and eighth-grade students in schools across the country in mathematics and reading. The National Center for Education Statistics is aware of the enormous challenges that our nation’s schools are facing due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the flexible approaches needed to assess students during this time.

NCES continues to monitor COVID-19 developments and will work closely with our state and district partners to determine how best to assess students in schools.

Please check this National Center for Education Statistics NAEP 2021 page for updates related to NAEP in 2021.

About The National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a.k.a. “the Nation’s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in different subject areas. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in performance over time. NAEP provides results for the nation as a whole and for the states separately.

Performance is reported by groups of students, e.g. by total, by gender, by racial and ethnic groups, and by participation in special programs such as those servicing students with special needs and limited English proficiency. Each of these assessments/studies is based on a representative sample of the student population of the state and the nation and none are designed to produce individual district, school or student data.

Beginning in 2003, participation in NAEP has been linked to Title I funding by the federal "No Child Left Behind Act" within Colorado. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first passed in 1965. The ESEA Reauthorization of 2001 (No Child Left Behind) included language pertaining to participation in NAEP mathematics and reading at grades 4 and 8 for states and local districts that receive Title I funds.  ESSA did not make any changes to the law regarding the authorization of or participation in NAEP.  NAEP selects a sample of schools to participate as described here. Colorado and its schools selected for NAEP must participate in 4th and 8th grade assessments in reading and mathematics to receive state and district Title I funding.

Past NAEP Results


NAEP Administration Resources