National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - Civics

NAEP Civics measures civic knowledge and skills related to the responsibilities of citizenship. It is congressionally mandated and administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Currently, NAEP Civics is administered only to Grade 8 students. In the past, the assessment was also administered to Grade 4 and Grade 12 students.

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Structure and Function of Government,
Foundations of the Political System,
Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
Grades
8th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
90-240 minutes
Administration
Computer
Timed
No

Access and Use

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Savage, C. (2019). Academic majors of social studies teachers and student achievement in the U.S. Teaching and Teacher Education, 84, 66-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.04.020

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced
National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Multiple choice
Open response