8th-Grade NAEP Testing

  • Posted on:  February 1, 2019

High Point Academy Spartanburg 8th-graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 12, 2019.  NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a standard measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.


Your child may take an assessment in mathematics, reading, or science. In addition to subject area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. Your child may also receive an extended questionnaire that takes up to 10 more minutes and asks additional contextual questions. The polls help by providing valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. More details about NAEP survey questionnaires is available here, under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”


Assessments take about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.


The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

  • Your child’s grades will not be affected.
  • Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
  • While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by January 30, 2019.


There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available here. Contact Middle School Principal, Mrs. Lanier at (864) 316-9788 ext. 223 or by email if you have any questions.


We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that HPA’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

High Point Academy Spartanburg is a community-centered school built on the principles of honor, integrity, and service where academic excellence, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, and a project-based, applied learning instruction builds tomorrow’s leaders. Visit hpaspartanburg.com for a complete overview and all of High Point Academy Spartanburg news and reviews. Through a partnership with family and community, each student will strive to achieve their highest potential academically, socially, and personally.

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