eNAEP PTA– Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is this study about?

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the U.S. Department of Education, is conducting a study with students who are in 4th, 8th, and 12th grade to test the computer system that will be used for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Students’ participation will help them find and fix issues before other students take the tests nationwide.


Where will the research interviews take place?

The study session will take place at EurekaFacts, located at 51 Monroe St PE-10, Rockville, MD 20850. There will be more than one adult present in the room.


What will happen during the research?

Students are tested in a group setting. At the start of a session, they are given a brief introduction to the process and to the task(s) they will be asked to complete. Following this introduction, the student will be asked to complete a real-world test of the eNAEP system, allowing the systems to be tested in the manner that will be used in the national study to help identify system issues early in the software development process.


How long will the research interview last?

The session will last about 100 minutes. The session requires only one visit to the site.


Will you keep information confidential?

The participating student will be assigned a unique student identifier and his/her name will not be linked to any of his/her answers.1


Will the results go to the participating students’ schools?

The participating students’ answers will not be disclosed to their schools and will not be linked to any personally identifiable information, such as a school’s name.


What are the possible risks of being in the study?

There are no known risks to participating in this study.


Whom can I contact with questions or for further information?

Cecilia Teal is coordinating this session at EurekaFacts on behalf of NCES. If you have any questions, please call (866) 985- 7910 or (240) 403- 4800 ext. 216 or email TesttheTest@eurekafacts.com.


Is participation required?

Participation in this study is voluntary. The participating student has the right to refuse to answer particular questions. The student may elect to withdraw from this study at any time and can end early if he/she wishes.