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Student Booklets for the 2003 Reading Assessment

In 2003, instrument developers chose 16 blocks from the 2002 assessment—7 at the fourth-grade level and 9 at the eighth-grade level. (Grade 12 was not assessed in 2003.) In addition, they created five new blocks—two at the fourth-grade level and three at the eighth-grade level. Two blocks at grades 4 and 8 each were released to the public and can be viewed on the NAEP Questions Tool. Time allotted per block was 25 minutes; the exception was block 13 which was allotted 50 minutes. The tables below display the NAEP 2003 reading assessment student booklet configurations for grade 4 and grade 8.

Student booklet configuration for the grade 4 reading assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2003
Booklet number Cognitive block 1 Cognitive block 2 Background question directions General student background questions Reading background questions
R1 R3 R4 Y1BD D1 BR1
R2 R4 R5 Y1BD D1 BR1
R3 R5 R6 Y1BD D1 BR1
R4 R6 R7 Y1BD D1 BR1
R5 R7 R8 Y1BD D1 BR1
R6 R8 R9 Y1BD D1 BR1
R7 R9 R10 Y1BD D1 BR1
R8 R10 R111 Y1BD D1 BR1
R9 R111 R121 Y1BD D1 BR1
R10 R121 R3 Y1BD D1 BR1
R11 R3 R5 Y1BD D1 BR1
R12 R4 R6 Y1BD D1 BR1
R13 R5 R7 Y1BD D1 BR1
R14 R6 R8 Y1BD D1 BR1
R15 R7 R9 Y1BD D1 BR1
R16 R8 R10 Y1BD D1 BR1
R17 R9 R111 Y1BD D1 BR1
R18 R10 R121 Y1BD D1 BR1
R19 R111 R3 Y1BD D1 BR1
R20 R121 R4 Y1BD D1 BR1
R21 R3 R6 Y1BD D1 BR1
R22 R4 R7 Y1BD D1 BR1
R23 R5 R8 Y1BD D1 BR1
R24 R6 R9 Y1BD D1 BR1
R25 R7 R10 Y1BD D1 BR1
R26 R8 R111 Y1BD D1 BR1
R27 R9 R121 Y1BD D1 BR1
R28 R10 R3 Y1BD D1 BR1
R29 R111 R4 Y1BD D1 BR1
R30 R121 R5 Y1BD D1 BR1
R31 R3 R7 Y1BD D1 BR1
R32 R4 R8 Y1BD D1 BR1
R33 R5 R9 Y1BD D1 BR1
R34 R6 R10 Y1BD D1 BR1
R35 R7 R111 Y1BD D1 BR1
R36 R8 R121 Y1BD D1 BR1
R37 R9 R3 Y1BD D1 BR1
R38 R10 R4 Y1BD D1 BR1
R39 R111 R5 Y1BD D1 BR1
R40 R121 R6 Y1BD D1 BR1
R41 R3 R8 Y1BD D1 BR1
R42 R4 R9 Y1BD D1 BR1
R43 R5 R10 Y1BD D1 BR1
R44 R6 R111 Y1BD D1 BR1
R45 R7 R121 Y1BD D1 BR1
R46 R8 R3 Y1BD D1 BR1
R47 R9 R4 Y1BD D1 BR1
R48 R10 R5 Y1BD D1 BR1
R49 R111 R6 Y1BD D1 BR1
R50 R121 R7 Y1BD D1 BR1
1 Two new blocks were developed at grade 4 for the 2003 assessment: R11 and R12.
NOTE: The legend for the table is as follows: R = Reading; Y1BD = Year 2002/grade4/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 and 8), 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), 2003 Reading Assessment.

 
Student booklet configuration for the grade 8 reading assessment, by background and cognitive block designation, and booklet number: 2003
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 R11 BD D1 BR1
R9 R11 R121 BD D1 BR1
R10 R121 R141 BD D1 BR1
R11 R141 R151 BD D1 BR1
R12 R151 R3 BD D1 BR1
R13 R3 R5 BD D1 BR1
R14 R4 R6 BD D1 BR1
R15 R5 R7 BD D1 BR1
R16 R6 R8 BD D1 BR1
R17 R7 R9 BD D1 BR1
R18 R8 R10 BD D1 BR1
R19 R9 R11 BD D1 BR1
R20 R10 R121 BD D1 BR1
R21 R11 R141 BD D1 BR1
R22 R121 R151 BD D1 BR1
R23 R141 R3 BD D1 BR1
R24 R151 R4 BD D1 BR1
R25 R3 R6 BD D1 BR1
R26 R4 R7 BD D1 BR1
R27 R5 R8 BD D1 BR1
R28 R6 R9 BD D1 BR1
R29 R7 R10 BD D1 BR1
R30 R8 R11 BD D1 BR1
R31 R9 R121 BD D1 BR1
R32 R10 R141 BD D1 BR1
R33 R11 R151 BD D1 BR1
R34 R121 R3 BD D1 BR1
R35 R141 R4 BD D1 BR1
R36 R151 R5 BD D1 BR1
R37 R3 R7 BD D1 BR1
R38 R4 R8 BD D1 BR1
R39 R5 R9 BD D1 BR1
R40 R6 R10 BD D1 BR1
R41 R7 R11 BD D1 BR1
R42 R8 R121 BD D1 BR1
R43 R9 R141 BD D1 BR1
R44 R10 R151 BD D1 BR1
R45 R11 R3 BD D1 BR1
R46 R121 R4 BD D1 BR1
R47 R141 R5 BD D1 BR1
R48 R151 R6 BD D1 BR1
R49 R3 R8 BD D1 BR1
R50 R4 R9 BD D1 BR1
R51 R5 R10 BD D1 BR1
R52 R6 R11 BD D1 BR1
R53 R7 R121 BD D1 BR1
R54 R8 R141 BD D1 BR1
R55 R9 R151 BD D1 BR1
R56 R10 R3 BD D1 BR1
R57 R11 R4 BD D1 BR1
R58 R121 R5 BD D1 BR1
R59 R141 R6 BD D1 BR1
R60 R151 R7 BD D1 BR1
R61 R3 R9 BD D1 BR1
R62 R4 R10 BD D1 BR1
R63 R5 R11 BD D1 BR1
R64 R6 R121 BD D1 BR1
R65 R7 R141 BD D1 BR1
R66 R8 R151 BD D1 BR1
R67 R9 R3 BD D1 BR1
R68 R10 R4 BD D1 BR1
R69 R11 R5 BD D1 BR1
R70 R121 R6 BD D1 BR1
R71 R141 R7 BD D1 BR1
R72 R151 R8 BD D1 BR1
R73 R132 BD D1 BR1
1 Three new blocks were developed at grade 8 for the 2003 assessment: R12, R14, and R15.
2 Block R13 was a 50-minute block. All other booklets contained two 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 and 8), 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), 2003 Reading Assessment.

Last updated 18 February 2009 (RF)

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