The NAEP materials distribution staff ordered, packaged, and distributed session and bulk materials to data collection administrators. Questionnaires and tracking forms were shipped to the data collection supervisors.
Pre-assembling of subject specific ancillary items into the appropriately-sized groupings for distribution was based on the spiral maps received from the NAEP instrument design staff. Booklets and questionnaires were identified with a unique identification number through bar code technology. Test booklets were bundled for distribution.
Session and bulk materials were shipped out approximately three weeks before test administration began. Additional sessions were requested through the NAEP materials staff system.
In 2005, the NAEP materials-processing staff created an on-line materials tracking system that has been used in all NAEP assessments since. This system allows the data collection staff to track the shipment of material and keep records on its arrival at the distribution center.
|Grade||Session type||Number of sessions distributed|
|Science bridge (SB04)||684|
|Mathematics - Spanish (PR04)||195|
|Science bridge (SB08)||783|
|Mathematics - Spanish (PR08)||105|
|Science bridge (SB12)||757|
|SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Assessment.|