Three Decades of NAEP

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The following charts track student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress dating back to the late 1960s. The data reflect the scores on NAEP's 500-point scale for the same mathematics, reading, and science tests given under exactly the same conditions at several points over the past 30 years.

*Significantly different from 1999.

Key NAEP Reading Scores

NAEP Science Scores

NAEP Math Scores

Vol. 20, Issue 1, Page 7

Published in Print: September 6, 2000, as Three Decades of NAEP
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