Domestic Public Policy

Gauging What They Know and Can Do: 50 Years of NAEP, the Waves It Has Made, and the Challenges It Faces

Grant Year: 2020

Checker Finn will research and write a book that explores the role that the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has played in shaping education policies. He will analyze how the development and expansion of NAEP, the standardized test often called “the nation’s report card,” has shaped education policy debates in the United States and consider whether NAEP should be revised or expanded to cover more jurisdictions or subjects.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute Domestic Public Policy