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The National Assessment Governing Board is currently leading updates to the Mathematics and Reading Assessment Frameworks for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. WestEd is a key partner in these efforts and has convened panels of subject-matter experts, practitioners, and other stakeholders to develop recommendations for improvement.

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Final updates are currently being made to the Mathematics Assessment Framework. An updated draft of the Reading Assessment Framework will be available to the general public for feedback from June to mid-July.

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Framework Draft

Thank you for your interest.

The public comment period for the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework opens on June 1, 2020

To be notified when the Framework is available for public comment, please submit your contact information.

For more information, please go to the About page or contact us with any questions at naepreading@wested.org.

Questions Driving the 2025 NAEP Reading Framework Update

  1. How should the texts and reading tasks used in NAEP be updated to reflect contemporary aspirations and expectations for reading?

  2. How should NAEP integrate reading and writing while maintaining NAEP Reading and NAEP Writing assessments and reporting?

  3. How should NAEP account for the interplay between knowledge and reading comprehension?

  4. How should NAEP take better advantage of the affordances of digitally-based assessments?

  5. How should NAEP modify the content and structure of the Reading assessment and the reporting of results in order to more equitably represent students' reading achievement?

  6. What new theoretical and research-based understandings about reading comprehension and its assessment need to be reflected in the framework?

More Information

For further information, or to share the information on this site with others, download the one-page handout or the slide deck.