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Overall descriptive statistics for item blocks as defined after scaling, grade 8 arts (music) assessment: 2008
Statistic Item type Block U3 Block U4 Block U5 Block U6
† Not applicable.
1 The "Weighted proportion of students attempting last item" is equal to 1 - (Percent not responding to last item /100).
NOTE: Item statistics in this table are described on the page Blocks of Items.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2008 Arts (Music) Assessment.
Number of scaled items    Total 15 17 15 15
Multiple choice 5 7 6 3
Dichotomously scored constructed response 4 4 3 2
Polytomously scored constructed response 6 6 6 10
Unweighted sample size 2,000 2,000 1,900 1,900
Weighted average item score 0.38 0.48 0.53 0.31
Weighted average polyserial 0.54 0.51 0.55 0.51
Weighted alpha reliability 0.68 0.68 0.71 0.71
Weighted proportion of students attempting last item1 0.91 0.99 0.96 0.98

Last updated 28 September 2011 (JL)
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