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Number of Items in Each Subject Area Scale

For each subject area, links to the total number of items and the numbers of items in each subject area scale for each grade level are provided in the tables below. Item counts are available for each scale as defined in the final Item Response Theory (IRT) scales, as well as prior to the IRT scaling.

Links to number of items in each subject area scale: 2000–2008
Year Subject area
2008 Arts
2007 Mathematics
Reading
Writing
2006 Civics
Economics
U.S. History
2005 Mathematics
Reading
Science
2003 Mathematics
Reading
2002 Reading
Writing
2001 Geography
U.S. History
2000 Mathematics
Reading
Science
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Various years, 2000–2008.

 

Links to number of items in each subject area scale, long-term trend assessments: 2004 and 2008
Year Subject area
2008 Mathematics long-term trend
Reading long-term trend
2004 Mathematics long-term trend
Reading long-term trend bridge study
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Long-term Trend Assessments 2004 and 2008.

Last updated 10 October 2011 (JL)
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