Rep. Behning: Hoosier students score above average on nation's report card

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4:27 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 28, 2015) – State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) announced today that Hoosier students scored well above the national average on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP).

Known as the nation’s report card, the NAEP is a test that is administered to students in fourth, eighth and 12th grades. The test is given every other year, providing a comparable assessment of student performance across the country.

“It’s encouraging to see our students perform well above the national average in all testing areas,” said Behning, who serves as the chairman of the House Education Committee. “House Republicans have remained committed to providing students and educators the resources they need to succeed.” 

The NAEP shows a definitive picture of student progress over time as it remains relatively similar year after year. Behning said that Hoosier students performed just as well on the exam in 2013 and believes that similar results for two consecutive test cycles validate the recent progress of Indiana’s education system.

To learn more about the NAEP and see a breakdown of all the test scores, visit


State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents portions of Marion and Hendricks counties.