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Summary Response Rates for the NAEP 2006 Civics Assessment

The tables below provide relevant summary statistics for the 2006 civics assessment.

Number of items, civics assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 68 22
8 123 30
12 122 30
† Not applicable.
NOTE: This assessment used no dichotomous constructed-response items.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 Civics Assessment.

Average percentage missing, civics assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Statistic Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 Average percentage missing 5.45 6.33
Minimum 0.29 1.03
Maximum 18.64 13.68
8 Average percentage missing 2.11 8.76
Minimum 0.19 2.35
Maximum 9.72 21.80
12 Average percentage missing 2.91 12.25
Minimum 0.37 0.96
Maximum 16.61 25.08
† This assessment used no dichotomous constructed-response items.
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), 2006 Civics Assessment.

Average percentage off-task, civics assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Statistic Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 Average percentage off-task 0.01
Minimum 0.00
Maximum 0.06
8 Average percentage off-task 0.11
Minimum 0.00
Maximum 0.21
12 Average percentage off-task 0.29
Minimum 0.03
Maximum 0.85
† This assessment used no dichotomous constructed-response items.
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), 2006 Civics Assessment.

Average weighted percentage correct, civics assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 55.47 41.05
8 53.70 37.55
12 57.22 37.71
† This assessment used no dichotomous constructed-response items.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 Civics Assessment.

Last updated 19 November 2009 (GF)

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