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Student Booklets for the 2003 Mathematics Assessment

The mathematics student booklets used in the 2003 NAEP assessment comprised four blocks in the following order:

  • two cognitive blocks,
  • one block of general background questions, and
  • one block of mathematics-instruction-related questions.

This differed from the previous mathematics assessment in 2000 for which the booklets contained three cognitive blocks. NAEP item developers reduced the number of blocks per booklet, because the testing time allotted for each block (in accordance with the number of items in the block) increased from 15 minutes per block (in 2000) to 25 minutes per block (in 2003 and all future assessments).

For the 2003 assessment, NAEP item developers created 10 blocks of items at each grade—eight blocks using items from the 2000 assessment and two blocks of new items developed for the 2003 assessment. Three blocks at grade 4 and three blocks at grade 8 from the NAEP 2003 mathematics assessment were released and are available to the public via the NAEP Questions Tool.

The tables below display the NAEP 2003 mathematics assessment student booklet configurations for grade 4 and grade 8.

Student booklet configuration for the grade 4 mathematics assessment, cognitive block and background question designation, by booklet number: 2003
Booklet
number
Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Background question
directions
General student
background questions
Subject-specific background
questions
M101 M3B M4B BD D1 MB1
M102 M4B M5B BD D1 MB1
M103 M5B M6B BD D1 MB1
M104 M6B M7 BD D1 MB1
M105 M7 M8 BD D1 MB1
M106 M8 M9 BD D1 MB1
M107 M9 M10 BD D1 MB1
M108 M10 M111 BD D1 MB1
M109 M111 M121 BD D1 MB1
M110 M121 M3B BD D1 MB1
M111 M3B M5B BD D1 MB1
M112 M4B M6B BD D1 MB1
M113 M5B M7 BD D1 MB1
M114 M6B M8 BD D1 MB1
M115 M7 M9 BD D1 MB1
M116 M8 M10 BD D1 MB1
M117 M9 M111 BD D1 MB1
M118 M10 M121 BD D1 MB1
M119 M111 M3B BD D1 MB1
M120 M121 M4B BD D1 MB1
M121 M3B M6B BD D1 MB1
M122 M4B M7 BD D1 MB1
M123 M5B M8 BD D1 MB1
M124 M6B M9 BD D1 MB1
M125 M7 M10 BD D1 MB1
M126 M8 M111 BD D1 MB1
M127 M9 M121 BD D1 MB1
M128 M10 M3B BD D1 MB1
M129 M111 M4B BD D1 MB1
M130 M121 M5B BD D1 MB1
M131 M3B M7 BD D1 MB1
M132 M4B M8 BD D1 MB1
M133 M5B M9 BD D1 MB1
M134 M6B M10 BD D1 MB1
M135 M7 M111 BD D1 MB1
M136 M8 M121 BD D1 MB1
M137 M9 M3B BD D1 MB1
M138 M10 M4B BD D1 MB1
M139 M111 M5B BD D1 MB1
M140 M121 M6B BD D1 MB1
M141 M3B M8 BD D1 MB1
M142 M4B M9 BD D1 MB1
M143 M5B M10 BD D1 MB1
M144 M6B M111 BD D1 MB1
M145 M7 M121 BD D1 MB1
M146 M8 M3B BD D1 MB1
M147 M9 M4B BD D1 MB1
M148 M10 M5B BD D1 MB1
M149 M111 M6B BD D1 MB1
M150 M121 M7 BD D1 MB1
M914 M6B M8 BD D1 MB1
1 Two new blocks were developed at grade 4 for the 2003 assessment: M11 and M12.
NOTE: The legend for the table is as follows: M = Math; BD = Background question directions; D = General student background questions; MB = Subject-specific background questions.  Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block M7 appears at grades 4 and 8), the items that compose each block are different.The letter "B" following the block number indicates a grade 8 block. Booklet M914 is a bilingual booklet included as an accommodation for English Language Learners.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Mathematics Assessment.

Student booklet configuration for the grade 8 mathematics assessment, cognitive block and background question designation, by booklet number: 2003
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Background question directions General student background questions Subject-specific background questions
M101 M3B M4B BD D1 MB1
M102 M4B M5B BD D1 MB1
M103 M5B M6B BD D1 MB1
M104 M6B M7 BD D1 MB1
M105 M7 M8 BD D1 MB1
M106 M8 M9 BD D1 MB1
M107 M9 M10 BD D1 MB1
M108 M10 M111 BD D1 MB1
M109 M111 M121 BD D1 MB1
M110 M121 M3B BD D1 MB1
M111 M3B M5B BD D1 MB1
M112 M4B M6B BD D1 MB1
M113 M5B M7 BD D1 MB1
M114 M6B M8 BD D1 MB1
M115 M7 M9 BD D1 MB1
M116 M8 M10 BD D1 MB1
M117 M9 M111 BD D1 MB1
M118 M10 M121 BD D1 MB1
M119 M111 M3B BD D1 MB1
M120 M121 M4B BD D1 MB1
M121 M3B M6B BD D1 MB1
M122 M4B M7 BD D1 MB1
M123 M5B M8 BD D1 MB1
M124 M6B M9 BD D1 MB1
M125 M7 M10 BD D1 MB1
M126 M8 M111 BD D1 MB1
M127 M9 M121 BD D1 MB1
M128 M10 M3B BD D1 MB1
M129 M111 M4B BD D1 MB1
M130 M121 M5B BD D1 MB1
M131 M3B M7 BD D1 MB1
M132 M4B M8 BD D1 MB1
M133 M5B M9 BD D1 MB1
M134 M6B M10 BD D1 MB1
M135 M7 M111 BD D1 MB1
M136 M8 M121 BD D1 MB1
M137 M9 M3B BD D1 MB1
M138 M10 M4B BD D1 MB1
M139 M111 M5B BD D1 MB1
M140 M121 M6B BD D1 MB1
M141 M3B M8 BD D1 MB1
M142 M4B M9 BD D1 MB1
M143 M5B M10 BD D1 MB1
M144 M6B M111 BD D1 MB1
M145 M7 M121 BD D1 MB1
M146 M8 M3B BD D1 MB1
M147 M9 M4B BD D1 MB1
M148 M10 M5B BD D1 MB1
M149 M111 M6B BD D1 MB1
M150 M121 M7 BD D1 MB1
M914 M6B M8 BD D1 MB1
1 Two new blocks were developed at grade 8 for the 2003 assessment: M11 and M12.
NOTE: The legend for the table is as follows: M = Math; BD = Background question directions; D = General student background questions; MB = Subject-specific background questions.  Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block M7 appears at grades 4 and 8), the items that compose each block are different.The letter "B" following the block number indicates a grade 8 block. Booklet M914 is a bilingual booklet included as an accommodation for English Language Learners.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Mathematics Assessment.

Last updated 18 February 2009 (RF)

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