The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Depending on the year, assessments focused on technology literacy and social studies may also be administered. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card. NAEP serves a different role than state assessments. States have their own unique assessments with different content standards. The same NAEP assessment is administered in every state, providing a common measure of student achievement. In 2018-2019, Denver Public Schools will participate in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) component of NAEP. Only select schools and students will participate.

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Administration Window 2018-19

The NAEP administration window is from the last week of January through mid-March.* Students will spend approximately 90 to 120 minutes on the assessment.

*A testing window is a period of time where your student may test on some days and receive instruction on others. Students do not test during the entire window. They also only participate in one content area. For specific test dates for your student, please check with your child’s teacher.


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Opting Out of Assessments

Parents who wish to excuse their student from participation in one or more of the state assessments may do so by filling out the district’s parent opt-out application.  The application is available to parents through the Parent Portal through the end of February.  Parents are encouraged to discuss the process with their school principal.


Please reach out to your school or the Family and Community helpline: 720.423.3054