Thank you for your interest in working on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)!

Background On 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

Prior Assessments

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

Join the Team
Interested in joining the team or know someone else who would be a good fit? Select "Continue" to enter your contact information on the next few screens or refer a friend who should work for NAEP, and we will email instructions the next business day. Applications are open now through November!

Since NAEP 2021 was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational systems across the country, these assessments will instead be conducted in 2022. Westat has worked closely with health experts to prepare for assessments during COVID-19 and modify data collection protocols accordingly. COVID-19 testing and/or vaccinations may be required for field staff. As assessments for NAEP 2022 approach, we will continue to monitor conditions and will employ necessary safety precautions, as appropriate. We hope that you will consider joining the team and apply for the open positions in your area!

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