The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the nation’s only ongoing representative survey of student achievement in core subject areas.  NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing and science.  NAEP provides useful information about student academic achievement at the state and national level.  State level results allow us to learn more about student achievement in, while also making it possible to compare our North Dakota to other states, regions and the nation.