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Interactive Computer Tasks 

Interactive computer tasks (ICTs) are one part of an innovative science assessment that required students to solve scientific problems in a computer-based environment, often by simulating a natural or laboratory setting.

Test yourself on all nine ICT tasks.

Hands-On Tasks 

Hands-On Tasks (HOTs) provided students an opportunity to demonstrate how well they are able to plan and conduct scientific investigations.

Watch Maintaining Water Systems. See highlights of students taking the task. Duration: 4.5 minutes. 

Explore Your Future 

Here are some of the fun things you'll find in the NCES Kids Zone...

  Games
 Quizzes
  Skill Building
 Interesting facts about education

Kids' Zone. Learning with NCES. 

Explore Your Future 

The College Navigator makes it easy to find the right place to start life after high school.

You can...

   Search for colleges.
    Apply for financial aid.
    Decide on a career.

College Navigator 

 Hear what real students have to say about NAEP.  Learn more about the assessment, how the results are used and why participation is important. Click here to see the video.  

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