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Student Booklets for the 2000 Science Assessment

The instruments used in the NAEP science 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 science 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 released to the public and can be accessed via the NAEP Questions Tool.

For the 2000 assessment, test developers chose thirty-three blocks from the 1996 assessment—eleven blocks at each grade. Three of these blocks at each grade level were hands-on tasks (as delineated in the tables below), where students were given a set of equipment and asked to conduct an investigation and answer questions related to the investigation. The hands-on task blocks appeared in even-numbered booklets. In addition, test developers created three new blocks at each grade. Three blocks at each grade were released to the public.

The tables below display the NAEP 2000 science assessment student booklet configurations for grade 4, grade 8, and grade 12.

Student booklet configuration for the grade 4 science assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2000
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 General background questions Science background & motivation questions Hands-on task block
201 S7   S111 BS1 SB1 †  
202 S7   S10   BS1 SB1 S3  
203 S7   S12   BS1 SB1 †  
204 S111 S12   BS1 SB1 S4  
205 S7   S13   BS1 SB1 †  
206 S10   S111 BS1 SB1 S6  
207 S10   S13   BS1 SB1 †  
208 S12   S81 BS1 SB1 S3  
209 S10   S81 BS1 SB1 †  
210 S13   S14   BS1 SB1 S4  
211 S111 S14   BS1 SB1 †  
212 S12   S15   BS1 SB1 S6  
213 S13   S81 BS1 SB1 †  
214 S111 S81 BS1 SB1 S3  
215 S81 S15   BS1 SB1 †  
216 S81 S201 BS1 SB1 S4  
217 S12   S14   BS1 SB1 †  
2182 S13   S201 BS1 SB1 S6  
219 S81 S14   BS1 SB1 †  
220 S14   S15   BS1 SB1 S3  
221 S14   S201 BS1 SB1 †  
222 S15   S21   BS1 SB1 S4  
223 S15   S9   BS1 SB1 †  
224 S81 S21   BS1 SB1 S6  
225 S201 S9   BS1 SB1 †  
226 S201 S21   BS1 SB1 S3  
227 S201 S7   BS1 SB1 †  
228 S21   S7   BS1 SB1 S4  
2293 S21   S9   BS1 SB1 †  
230 S14   S9   BS1 SB1 S6  
231 S21   S10   BS1 SB1 †  
232 S9   S13   BS1 SB1 S3  
233 S9   S111 BS1 SB1 †  
234 S9   S10   BS1 SB1 S4  
235 S9   S12   BS1 SB1 †  
236 S15   S7   BS1 SB1 S6  
237 S14   S7   BS1 SB1 †  
† Not applicable. This booklet did not contain a hands-on task block.
1 New block developed for the 2000 assessment.
2 Bilingual glossary.
3 Large print booklet.
NOTE: Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block S7 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), 2000 Science Assessment.
Student booklet configuration for the grade 8 science assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2000
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 General background questions Science background & motivation questions Hands-on task block
201 S71 S11   BS1 SB1 †  
202 S101 S11   BS1 SB1 S3  
203 S71 S12   BS1 SB1 †  
204 S101 S13   BS1 SB1 S5  
205 S71 S13   BS1 SB1 †  
206 S71 S101 BS1 SB1 S6  
207 S12   S8   BS1 SB1 †  
208 S11   S12   BS1 SB1 S3  
209 S101 S8   BS1 SB1 †  
210 S11   S8   BS1 SB1 S5  
211 S13   S14   BS1 SB1 †  
212 S11   S14   BS1 SB1 S6  
213 S8   S15   BS1 SB1 †  
214 S13   S8   BS1 SB1 S3  
215 S8   S14   BS1 SB1 †  
216 S12   S14   BS1 SB1 S5  
217 S14   S201 BS1 SB1 †  
218 S12   S15   BS1 SB1 S6  
219 S8   S201 BS1 SB1 †  
220 S14   S15   BS1 SB1 S3  
221 S15   S21   BS1 SB1 †  
222 S15   S9   BS1 SB1 S5  
223 S201 S9   BS1 SB1 †  
2242 S13   S201 BS1 SB1 S6  
225 S14   S9   BS1 SB1 †  
226 S201 S71 BS1 SB1 S3  
227 S21   S101 BS1 SB1 †  
228 S201 S21   BS1 SB1 S5  
2293 S15   S71 BS1 SB1 †  
230 S8   S21   BS1 SB1 S6  
231 S9   S13   BS1 SB1 †  
232 S21   S9   BS1 SB1 S3  
233 S9   S101 BS1 SB1 †  
234 S21   S71 BS1 SB1 S5  
235 S9   S11   BS1 SB1 †  
236 S9   S12   BS1 SB1 S6  
237 S14   S71 BS1 SB1 †  
† Not applicable. This booklet did not contain a hands-on task block.
1 New block developed for the 2000 assessment.
2 Bilingual glossary.
3 Large print booklet.
NOTE: Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block S7 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), 2000 Science Assessment.
Student booklet configuration for the grade 12 science assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2000
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 General background questions Science background & motivation questions Hands-on task block
201 S71 S11   BS1 SB1 †  
202 S101 S11   BS1 SB1 S3  
203 S71 S12   BS1 SB1 †  
204 S101 S13   BS1 SB1 S5  
205 S71 S13   BS1 SB1 †  
206 S71 S101 BS1 SB1 S6  
207 S12   S8   BS1 SB1 †  
208 S11   S12   BS1 SB1 S3  
209 S101 S8   BS1 SB1 †  
210 S11   S8   BS1 SB1 S5  
211 S13   S14   BS1 SB1 †  
212 S11   S14   BS1 SB1 S6  
213 S8   S15   BS1 SB1 †  
214 S13   S8   BS1 SB1 S3  
215 S8   S14   BS1 SB1 †  
216 S12   S14   BS1 SB1 S5  
217 S14   S201 BS1 SB1 †  
218 S12   S15   BS1 SB1 S6  
219 S8   S201 BS1 SB1 †  
220 S14   S15   BS1 SB1 S3  
221 S15   S21   BS1 SB1 †  
222 S15   S9   BS1 SB1 S5  
223 S201 S9   BS1 SB1 †  
2242 S13   S201 BS1 SB1 S6  
225 S14   S9   BS1 SB1 †  
226 S201 S71 BS1 SB1 S3  
227 S21   S101 BS1 SB1 †  
228 S201 S21   BS1 SB1 S5  
2293 S15   S71 BS1 SB1 †  
230 S8   S21   BS1 SB1 S6  
231 S9   S13   BS1 SB1 †  
232 S21   S9   BS1 SB1 S3  
233 S9   S101 BS1 SB1 †  
234 S21   S71 BS1 SB1 S5  
235 S9   S11   BS1 SB1 †  
236 S9   S12   BS1 SB1 S6  
237 S14   S71 BS1 SB1 †  
† Not applicable. This booklet did not contain a hands-on task block.
1 New block developed for the 2000 assessment.
2 Bilingual glossary.
3 Large print booklet.
NOTE: Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block S7 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), 2000 Science Assessment.

Last updated 12 February 2009 (FW)

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