Thank you for your interest in working on 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. Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States. Read more about the 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

Unfortunately, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational systems across the country, NAEP 2021 has been postponed. As a result, staff recruiting for NAEP is currently closed. If you would like to see other opportunities currently available at Westat, please visit

Take a look at the clips below of previous NAEP assessments to understand how staff typically administer NAEP in schools.

Interested in joining the team? Know someone else who would be a good fit? Enter contact information on the next few screens for yourself or a friend who should work for NAEP! Once applications open for the next NAEP assessment cycle, we will email instructions on how to apply to both you and your referrals.

If you have questions about the job before then, please contact the NAEP Recruitment Center at