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Student Booklets for the Geography Assessment

The instruments used in the NAEP geography assessment are composed of blocks of cognitive items from the previous NAEP assessment, as well as blocks that are newly developed for the current assessment. Administering the same blocks of items across years allows for the reporting of trends in geography performance. At the same time, developing new sets of items makes it possible to release some items for public use. In some assessment years, one or more blocks at each grade are publicly released and can be accessed via the NAEP Questions Tool.

For the 2001 assessment, test developers chose eleven blocks from the 1994 assessment—three blocks at grade 4, four blocks at grade 8, and four blocks at grade 12. In addition, they created three new blocks at each grade. Two blocks at each grade were publicly released.

The tables below display the NAEP 2001 geography assessment student booklet configurations for grade 4, grade 8, and grade 12.

Student booklet configuration for the grade 4 geography assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2001
Booklet number General background questions Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Computer & social studies background questions
G31R BGH G31 G4   CGH
G32R BGH G4   G5   CGH
G33R BGH G5   G61 CGH
G34RA BGH G61 G71 CGH
G35RA BGH G71 G8   CGH
G36R BGH G8   G31 CGH
G37R BGH G31 G5   CGH
G38R BGH G4   G61 CGH
G39RA BGH G5   G71 CGH
G40R BGH G61 G8   CGH
G41RA BGH G71 G31 CGH
G42R BGH G8   G4   CGH
G43R BGH G31 G61 CGH
G44RA BGH G4   G71 CGH
G45R BGH G5   G8   CGH
G46R BGH G61 G31 CGH
G47RA BGH G71 G4   CGH
G48R BGH G8   G5   CGH
1 Three new blocks were developed at grade 4 for the 2001 assessment: G3, G6, and G7.
NOTE: Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block G3 appears at grades 4, 8 and 12), the items that compose each block are different.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 Geography Assessment.
Student booklet configuration for the grade 8 geography assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2001
Booklet number General background questions Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Computer & social studies background questions
G31R BGH G3   G41 CGH
G32R BGH G41 G5   CGH
G33R BGH G5   G61 CGH
G34RA BGH G61 G71 CGH
G35RA BGH G71 G8   CGH
G36R BGH G8   G3   CGH
G37R BGH G3   G5   CGH
G38R BGH G41 G61 CGH
G39RA BGH G5   G71 CGH
G40R BGH G61 G8   CGH
G41RA BGH G71 G3   CGH
G42R BGH G8   G41 CGH
G43R BGH G3   G61 CGH
G44RA BGH G41 G71 CGH
G45R BGH G5   G8   CGH
G46R BGH G61 G3   CGH
G47RA BGH G71 G41 CGH
G48R BGH G8   G5   CGH
G49R BGH G92 none   CGH
1 Three new blocks were developed at grade 8 for the 2001 assessment: G4, G6, and G7.
2 Students were given 50 minutes to complete this block; students were given 25 minutes to complete all other blocks in this table.
NOTE: Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block G3 appears at grades 4, 8 and 12), the items that compose each block are different.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 Geography Assessment.
Student booklet configuration for the grade 12 geography assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2001
Booklet number General background questions Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Computer & social studies background questions
G31R BGH G3   G41 CGH
G32R BGH G41 G5   CGH
G33R BGH G5   G61 CGH
G34RA BGH G61 G71 CGH
G35RA BGH G71 G8   CGH
G36R BGH G8   G3   CGH
G37R BGH G3   G5   CGH
G38R BGH G41 G61 CGH
G39RA BGH G5   G71 CGH
G40R BGH G61 G8   CGH
G41RA BGH G71 G3   CGH
G42R BGH G8   G41 CGH
G43R BGH G3   G61 CGH
G44RA BGH G41 G71 CGH
G45R BGH G5   G8   CGH
G46R BGH G61 G3   CGH
G47RA BGH G71 G41 CGH
G48R BGH G8   G5   CGH
G49R BGH G92 none   CGH
1 Three new blocks were developed at grade 12 for the 2001 assessment: G4, G6, and G7.
2 Students were given 50 minutes to complete this block; students were given 25 minutes to complete all other blocks in this table.
NOTE: Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block G3 appears at grades 4, 8 and 12), the items that compose each block are different.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 Geography Assessment.

Last updated 12 February 2009 (FW)

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