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Student Booklets for the 2002 Reading Assessment

In 2002, instrument developers chose 26 blocks from the 2000 assessment—7 at the fourth-grade level, 9 at the eighth-grade level, and 10 at the twelfth-grade level. In addition, they created one new block at each grade level. Three blocks were released to the public (one at each grade) and can be viewed on the NAEP Questions Tool.

The tables below display the NAEP 2002 reading assessment student booklet configurations for grade 4, grade 8, and grade 12 .

Student booklet configuration, grade 4 reading assessment: 2002
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Background question directions General student background questions Reading background questions
R1 R3 R4 BD D1 BR1
R2 R4 R5 BD D1 BR1
R3 R5 R6 BD D1 BR1
R4 R6 R7 BD D1 BR1
R5 R7 R81 BD D1 BR1
R6 R81 R9 BD D1 BR1
R7 R9 R10 BD D1 BR1
R8 R10 R3 BD D1 BR1
R9 R3 R5 BD D1 BR1
R10 R4 R6 BD D1 BR1
R11 R5 R7 BD D1 BR1
R12 R6 R81 BD D1 BR1
R13 R7 R9 BD D1 BR1
R14 R81 R10 BD D1 BR1
R15 R9 R3 BD D1 BR1
R16 R10 R4 BD D1 BR1
R17 R3 R6 BD D1 BR1
R18 R4 R7 BD D1 BR1
R19 R5 R81 BD D1 BR1
R20 R6 R9 BD D1 BR1
R21 R7 R10 BD D1 BR1
R22 R81 R3 BD D1 BR1
R23 R9 R4 BD D1 BR1
R24 R10 R5 BD D1 BR1
R25 R3 R7 BD D1 BR1
R26 R4 R81 BD D1 BR1
R27 R5 R9 BD D1 BR1
R28 R6 R10 BD D1 BR1
R29 R7 R3 BD D1 BR1
R30 R81 R4 BD D1 BR1
R31 R9 R5 BD D1 BR1
R32 R10 R6 BD D1 BR1
1 One new block was developed at grade 4 for the 2002 assessment: R8.
NOTE: The legend for the table is as follows: R = Reading; BD = Background question directions; D = General Student background questions; BR = Background questions for reading. Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block R3 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), 2002 Reading Assessment.

 
Student booklet configuration, grade 8 reading assessment: 2002
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Background question directions General student background questions Reading background questions
R1 R3 R41 BD D1 BR1
R2 R41 R5 BD D1 BR1
R3 R5 R6 BD D1 BR1
R4 R6 R7 BD D1 BR1
R5 R7 R8 BD D1 BR1
R6 R8 R9 BD D1 BR1
R7 R9 R10 BD D1 BR1
R8 R10 R11 BD D1 BR1
R9 R11 R3 BD D1 BR1
R10 R3 R5 BD D1 BR1
R11 R41 R6 BD D1 BR1
R12 R5 R7 BD D1 BR1
R13 R6 R8 BD D1 BR1
R14 R7 R9 BD D1 BR1
R15 R8 R10 BD D1 BR1
R16 R9 R11 BD D1 BR1
R17 R10 R3 BD D1 BR1
R18 R11 R41 BD D1 BR1
R19 R3 R6 BD D1 BR1
R20 R41 R7 BD D1 BR1
R21 R5 R8 BD D1 BR1
R22 R6 R9 BD D1 BR1
R23 R7 R10 BD D1 BR1
R24 R8 R11 BD D1 BR1
R25 R9 R3 BD D1 BR1
R26 R10 R41 BD D1 BR1
R27 R11 R5 BD D1 BR1
R28 R3 R7 BD D1 BR1
R29 R41 R8 BD D1 BR1
R30 R5 R9 BD D1 BR1
R31 R6 R10 BD D1 BR1
R32 R7 R11 BD D1 BR1
R33 R8 R3 BD D1 BR1
R34 R9 R41 BD D1 BR1
R35 R10 R5 BD D1 BR1
R36 R11 R6 BD D1 BR1
R37 R132 BD D1 BR1
1 One new block was developed at grade 8 for the 2002 assessment: R4.
2 Block R13 was a 50-minute block. All other booklets contained 2 25-minutes blocks. 
NOTE: The legend for the table is as follows: R = Reading; BD = Background question directions; D = General Student background questions; BR = Background questions for reading. Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block R3 appears at grades 4, 8, and 12), the items that compose each block are different. Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block R3 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), 2002 Reading Assessment.

Student booklet configuration, grade 12 reading assessment: 2002
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Background question directions General student background questions Reading background questions
R1 R3 R4 BD D1 BR1
R2 R4 R5 BD D1 BR1
R3 R5 R6 BD D1 BR1
R4 R6 R7 BD D1 BR1
R5 R7 R8 BD D1 BR1
R6 R8 R9 BD D1 BR1
R7 R9 R10 BD D1 BR1
R8 R10 R111 BD D1 BR1
R9 R111 R3 BD D1 BR1
R10 R3 R5 BD D1 BR1
R11 R4 R6 BD D1 BR1
R12 R5 R7 BD D1 BR1
R13 R6 R8 BD D1 BR1
R14 R7 R9 BD D1 BR1
R15 R8 R10 BD D1 BR1
R16 R9 R111 BD D1 BR1
R17 R10 R3 BD D1 BR1
R18 R111 R4 BD D1 BR1
R19 R3 R6 BD D1 BR1
R20 R4 R7 BD D1 BR1
R21 R5 R8 BD D1 BR1
R22 R6 R9 BD D1 BR1
R23 R7 R10 BD D1 BR1
R24 R8 R111 BD D1 BR1
R25 R9 R3 BD D1 BR1
R26 R10 R4 BD D1 BR1
R27 R111 R5 BD D1 BR1
R28 R3 R7 BD D1 BR1
R29 R4 R8 BD D1 BR1
R30 R5 R9 BD D1 BR1
R31 R6 R10 BD D1 BR1
R32 R7 R111 BD D1 BR1
R33 R8 R3 BD D1 BR1
R34 R9 R4 BD D1 BR1
R35 R10 R5 BD D1 BR1
R36 R111 R6 BD D1 BR1
R37 R132 BD D1 BR1
R38 R142 BD D1 BR1
1 One new block developed at grade 12 for the 2002 assessment: R11.
2 Blocks R13 and R14 were 50-minute blocks. All other booklets contained 2 25-minutes blocks. 
NOTE: The legend for the table is as follows: R = Reading; BD = Background question directions; D = General Student background questions; BR = Background questions for reading. Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block R3 appears at grades 4, 8, and 12), the items that compose each block are different. Although similar block numbers exist at different grades (e.g., Block R3 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), 2002 Reading Assessment.

Last updated 18 February 2009 (RF)

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