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Summary Response Rates for the NAEP 2006 U.S. History Assessment

The tables below provide relevant summary statistics for the 2006 U.S. history assessment.

Number of items, U.S. history assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 64 1 31
8 114 2 48
12 108 1 46
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 U.S. History Assessment.

Average percentage missing, U.S. history assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Statistic Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 Average percentage missing 8.24 8.37 13.70
Minimum 0.60 8.37 2.75
Maximum 28.72 8.37 37.04
8 Average percentage missing 1.12 0.00 7.67
Minimum 0.11 0.00 0.86
Maximum 4.62 0.00 18.86
12 Average percentage missing 1.92 3.71 9.79
Minimum 0.29 3.71 1.14
Maximum 10.21 3.71 50.62
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 U.S. History Assessment.

Average percentage off-task, U.S. history assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Statistic Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 Average percentage off-task 0.07 0.10
Minimum 0.00 0.00
Maximum 0.15 0.86
8 Average percentage off-task 0.07 0.13
Minimum 0.00 0.00
Maximum 0.15 0.86
12 Average percentage off-task 0.30 0.33
Minimum 0.30 0.03
Maximum 0.30 1.07
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 U.S. History Assessment.

Average weighted percentage correct, U.S. history assessment, by item type and grade: 2006
Grade Multiple-choice items Dichotomous constructed-response items Polytomous constructed-response items
4 47.44 7.81 35.75
8 55.32 30.27 36.48
12 53.20 30.43 38.56
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 U.S. History Assessment.

Last updated 23 June 2010 (GF)

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