Administrative Advocacy

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the National Assessment of Educational Progress

GLSEN urged the U.S. Department of Education to include LGBTQ+ identity questions in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) surveys of students and teachers (see 87 Federal Register §41). The NAEP provides critical insight into student achievement and learning experiences across academic subjects that inform education policy and practice and, importantly, includes questions related to race, ethnicity, and (for students only) socioeconomic status. To better determine how well our K-12 schools are serving the needs of all students, GLSEN urges the NAEP to add LGBTQ+ inclusive survey measures.