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Summary Response Rates for the NAEP 2003 Reading Assessment

The tables below provide relevant summary statistics for the 2003 reading assessment.

Number of items, by item type and grade, reading combined national and state main assessment: 2003
Grade Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 49 24 29
8 58 33 50
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Reading Assessment.

Average percentage missing, by item type and grade, reading combined national and state main assessment: 2003
Grade Statistic Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 Average percentage missing 6.93 11.39 14.66
Minimum 0.56 1.87 1.96
Maximum 23.11 33.20 29.25
8 Average percentage missing 2.36 8.68 6.36
Minimum 0.38 0.99 0.41
Maximum 13.41 22.76 26.41
NOTE: Missing responses includes the categories "omitted" and "not-reached".
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Reading Assessment.

Average percentage off-task, by item type and grade, reading combined national and state main assessment: 2003
Grade Statistic Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 Average percentage off-task 0.24 0.15
Minimum 0.036 0.01
Maximum 0.56 0.31
8 Average percentage off-task 0.15 0.19
Minimum 0.02 0.02
Maximum 0.50 1.10
NOTE: An "off-task" response (constructed-response items only) is a response that is unrelated to the question and is considered inappropriate.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Reading Assessment.

Average weighted percentage correct, by item type and grade, reading combined national and state main assessment: 2003
Grade Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 68.59 49.70 48.21
8 73.32 62.23 52.77
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Reading Assessment.

Last updated 16 February 2009 (GF)

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