The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP is a representative measure of trends in academic achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary students in various subjects. It is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation's students know and can do in select subjects. Since its first assessment in 1969, teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers have used NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States. In light of the recent disruptions to student learning by COVID-19, a reliable national measure of students' skills in key subjects is more essential than ever. Read more about this Congressionally mandated assessment and its history at

Westat, one of the world’s leading providers of educational research, conducts NAEP on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. Read more about Westat and its impact on research at

Westat currently is not recruiting new NAEP field staff.

NAEP Assessments

Watch the video below to understand what a field job with Westat conducting NAEP assessments would look like for you.

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Join the Team
Interested in joining our mission for future data collections, or know someone else who would be a good fit? Select the Continue button to enter your contact information on the next few screens or refer a friend who should work for NAEP. Then, the next time Westat is accepting new NAEP field staff applications, Westat will email instructions to apply to those email addresses you provided.

NAEP field positions are temporary, part-time, non-exempt positions and are eligible for overtime pay. Pay rates are contingent upon geographic location and level of experience.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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