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National Assessment of Educational Progress

Catholic Schools Outperform on “The Nation’s Report Card”

If Catholic schools were treated as a state, it would be the highest performing on all four NAEP tests

October 24 marked the release of National Assessment of Educational Progress test results for 2022. NAEP, popularly known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” assesses what the nation’s students in grades 4 and 8 know, and are able to do in reading and mathematics, and other subjects. This year, 224,000 students and 5,700 schools in Grade 4, and 222,000 students and 5,100 schools in Grade 8 participated in the “main NAEP.” You can learn more about NAEP through the resources linked in the right-hand column.

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  • How NAEP differs from state assessments:

  • What subjects NAEP assesses;

  • How NAEP results are reported; and,

  • How NAEP results are used.

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