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NAEP Processing Assessment Materials → Processing Schedule and Overall Counts for 2003 → Assessment Materials Processing Schedule, by Task: By Date, 2003
Assessment materials processing schedule, by date and task: 2003
Task Actual start Actual finish Critical dependencies
Printing
Send tracking forms to printing plant 9/17/02 9/17/02
Send student documents to printing plant 9/16/02 10/25/02 Cognitive blocks from item developers
Send questionnaires to printing plant 10/7/02 10/7/02 OMB1 approval for background blocks
Receipt of tracking forms 10/25/02 11/1/02
Receipt of student documents 10/16/02 11/27/02
Receipt of questionnaires 10/29/02 12/13/02
Packaging
Materials list received from item developers and data collection staff 9/17/02 9/27/02
Pre-packaging 10/4/02 11/22/02
Barcoding 10/21/02 12/6/02
Spiraling 11/4/02 12/10/02
Quality Control scanning 11/11/02 12/10/02
Green sheets for questionnaires 9/30/02 11/7/02
Bundle slips needed 10/22/02 11/12/02
Ancillary materials delivered 10/23/02 12/16/02
Final packaging wave 0 12/9/02 12/23/02
Final address file for wave 0 12/9/02 12/9/02
Final packaging wave 0 12/18/02 12/20/02
Demographic and cooperating school information from data collectors due 12/9/02 12/9/02 Files from data collection staff
Shipping labels and customs forms delivered to packaging 12/16/02 12/16/02
Distribution file to transportation for wave 0 12/10/02 12/10/02
Packing list, mailing labels available for wave 0 12/13/02 12/13/02
Student ID labels for wave 0 12/16/02 12/16/02
Distribution file to transportation for wave 1 12/20/02 12/23/02
Final packaging wave 1 12/16/02 1/14/03
Packing list, mailing labels for wave 1 12/18/02 12/18/02
Student ID labels for wave 1 12/19/02 12/19/02
Demographic and school info from data collection staff for wave 1 12/16/02 12/16/02
Final address file from data collection staff for wave 1 12/16/02 12/18/02
Administration schedules printed 12/20/02 12/23/02
Administration schedules mailed to supervisors 12/23/02 12/23/02
Return-shipping labels delivered to packaging for wave 1 12/30/02 12/30/02
Packing list, mailing labels available for wave 1 12/30/02 12/30/02
Student ID labels for wave 1 12/30/02 12/30/02

Other shipping
Pre-printed rosters and questionnaires sent to supervisors 11/25/02 11/27/02 To data collection supervisors
Pre-printed admin schedules and sampling materials to supervisors 12/23/02 12/23/02 To data collection supervisors
Bulk materials to ACs2 12/30/02 12/31/02 To data collection assessment coordinators
Shipping - wave 0 - DoDDS3, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa 12/18/02 12/20/02 To data collection ACs - overseas
Shipping - wave 1 - all pending and cooperating schools to ACs 12/31/02 1/14/03 To data collection ACs
Shipping - update 1 - newly cooperating schools 1/21/03 1/22/03 To data collection ACs
Shipping - update 2 - newly cooperating schools 1/29/03 1/29/03 To data collection ACs
Shipping - update 3 - newly cooperating schools 2/3/03 2/3/03 To data collection ACs
Testing window 1/27/03 3/7/03

Processing
On-line questionnaires 10/14/02 1/6/03
Processing kick-off meeting 1/10/03 1/10/03
Processing specifications due 10/14/02 12/20/02
Information to key entry for screen set-up 11/21/02 11/22/02
Processing blue dots (first batches) 1/28/03 2/18/03
Receipt of documents at scoring facility 1/28/03 3/18/03
Program through clean-post-edit 3/25/03 3/25/03
Scanning 1/28/03 3/24/03
Security scanning 2/3/03 4/23/03
Security scanning report due 3/14/03 4/4/03

Hand scoring
Scoring - train-the-trainer - mathematics 1/21/03 1/23/03
Scoring - train-the-trainer - reading 2/3/03 2/5/03
Scoring - scoring supervisor training - mathematics 3/5/03 3/7/03
Scoring - scoring supervisor training - reading 3/5/03 3/7/03
Scoring - mathematics operational 3/17/03 4/17/03 Test developers and scoring staff trainers
Scoring - mathematics pilot 4/7/03 4/16/03 Test developers trainers
Scoring - mathematics long-term trend 3/10/03 3/14/03
Scoring - reading operational 3/17/03 4/18/03 Test developers and scoring staff trainers
Scoring - reading pilot 4/7/03 4/18/03 Test developers trainers
Scoring - reading long-term trend 3/10/03 3/14/03

Data delivery
Demographics files to data collection staff 2/7/03 3/28/03 To data collection staff
Data delivery 4th grade operational 4/21/03 4/21/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery 8th grade operational 4/22/03 4/22/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery 4th grade pilot 4/17/03 4/17/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery 8th grade pilot 4/22/03 4/22/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery 12th grade pilot 4/22/03 4/22/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery 4th grade LTT4 4/9/03 4/9/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery 8th grade LTT 3/27/03 3/27/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery 12th grade LTT 4/9/03 4/9/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery school questionnaires 4/18/03 4/18/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery teacher questionnaires 4/23/03 4/23/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery SD/LEP5 questionnaires 3/28/03 4/23/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Data delivery - trend scores 5/30/03 5/30/03 To data analysis staff and NCES
Report of activities
Report of activities - final 4/7/03 6/27/03 To NCES, weighting staff, and analysis staff
† Not applicable.
1 Office of Management and Budget.
2 Assessment coordinators, trained contractors who administer the assessment and oversee all NAEP activities in schools.
3 Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
4 Long-term trend assessments, designed to give information on the changes in the basic achievement of America's youth.
5 Student with a disability and/or limited English proficient.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003.

Last updated 02 December 2008 (RF)

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