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Student Booklets for the 2001 U.S. History Assessment

The instruments used in the NAEP U.S. history 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 U.S. history 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 fifteen blocks from the 1994 assessment—three blocks at grade 4, six blocks at grade 8, and six 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 U.S. history assessment student booklet configurations for grade 4, grade 8, and grade 12.

Student booklet configuration for the grade 4 U.S. history 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
H101 BGH H3   H41 CGH
H102 BGH H41 H51 CGH
H103 BGH H51 H6   CGH
H104 BGH H6   H71 CGH
H105 BGH H71 H8   CGH
H106 BGH H8   H3   CGH
H107 BGH H3   H51 CGH
H108 BGH H41 H6   CGH
H109 BGH H51 H71 CGH
H110 BGH H6   H8   CGH
H111 BGH H71 H3   CGH
H112 BGH H8   H41 CGH
H113 BGH H3   H6   CGH
H114 BGH H41 H71 CGH
H115 BGH H51 H8   CGH
H116 BGH H6   H3   CGH
H117 BGH H71 H41 CGH
H118 BGH H8   H51 CGH
1 Three new blocks were developed at grade 4 for the 2001 assessment: H4, H5, and H7.
NOTE: Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block H5 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 U.S. History Assessment.
Student booklet configuration for the grade 8 U.S. history 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
H101 BGH H3   H41 CGH
H102 BGH H41 H5   CGH
H103 BGH H5   H6   CGH
H104 BGH H6   H71 CGH
H105 BGH H71 H8   CGH
H106 BGH H8   H91 CGH
H107 BGH H91 H10   CGH
H108 BGH H10   H3   CGH
H109 BGH H3   H5   CGH
H110 BGH H41 H6   CGH
H111 BGH H5   H71 CGH
H112 BGH H6   H8   CGH
H113 BGH H71 H91 CGH
H114 BGH H8   H10   CGH
H115 BGH H91 H3   CGH
H116 BGH H10   H41 CGH
H117 BGH H3   H6   CGH
H118 BGH H41 H71 CGH
H119 BGH H5   H8   CGH
H120 BGH H6   H91 CGH
H121 BGH H71 H10   CGH
H122 BGH H8   H3   CGH
H123 BGH H91 H41 CGH
H124 BGH H10   H5   CGH
H125 BGH H3   H71 CGH
H126 BGH H41 H8   CGH
H127 BGH H5   H91 CGH
H128 BGH H6   H10   CGH
H129 BGH H71 H3   CGH
H130 BGH H8   H41 CGH
H131 BGH H91 H5   CGH
H132 BGH H10   H6   CGH
H133 BGH H112 none   CGH
1 Three new blocks were developed at grade 8 for the 2001 assessment: H4, H7, and H9.
2 Students were given 50 minutes to complete this block, which was newly developed for the 2001 assessment; 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 H5 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 U.S. History Assessment.
Student booklet configuration for the grade 12 U.S. history 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
H101 BGH H3      H4      CGH
H102 BGH H4      H51    CGH
H103 BGH H51    H6      CGH
H104 BGH H6      H7      CGH
H105 BGH H7      H8      CGH
H106 BGH H8      H91    CGH
H107 BGH H91    H10      CGH
H108 BGH H10      H3      CGH
H109 BGH H3      H51    CGH
H110 BGH H4      H6      CGH
H111 BGH H51    H7      CGH
H112 BGH H6      H8      CGH
H113 BGH H7      H91    CGH
H114 BGH H8      H10      CGH
H115 BGH H91    H3      CGH
H116 BGH H10      H4      CGH
H117 BGH H3      H6      CGH
H118 BGH H4      H7      CGH
H119 BGH H51    H8      CGH
H120 BGH H6      H91    CGH
H121 BGH H7      H10      CGH
H122 BGH H8      H3      CGH
H123 BGH H91    H4      CGH
H124 BGH H10      H51    CGH
H125 BGH H3      H7      CGH
H126 BGH H4      H8      CGH
H127 BGH H51    H91    CGH
H128 BGH H6      H10      CGH
H129 BGH H7      H3      CGH
H130 BGH H8      H4      CGH
H131 BGH H91    H51    CGH
H132 BGH H10      H6      CGH
H133 BGH H111,2 none      CGH
1 Three new blocks were developed at grade 12 for the 2001 assessment: H5, H9, and H11.
2 Students were given 50 minutes to complete this block, which was newly developed for the 2001 assessment; 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 H5 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 U.S. History Assessment.

Last updated 17 May 2011 (GF)
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