In the spring of 2007, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessed a national sample of students in mathematics and reading at grades 4 and 8 and in writing at grades 8 and 12. In addition, NAEP pilot tested mathematics items at grades 4 and 8 and reading items at grades 4, 8, and 12.
Materials staff was responsible for the following tasks:
NAEP staff received and processed more than 1,250,000 documents. Of these, approximately one million were assessed student booklets. In addition to the student documents processed, there were fourth-grade teacher questionnaires, eighth-grade mathematics teacher questionnaires, eighth-grade language arts teacher questionnaires, fourth-grade school questionnaires, eighth-grade school questionnaires, twelfth-grade school questionnaires, students with disabilities (SD) questionnaires, English language learner (ELL) questionnaires, administration schedules, and four types of rosters. In addition, there were fourth- and eighth-grade student questionnaires, fourth- and eighth-grade teacher questionnaires, and a school questionnaire specific to the National Indian Education Study (NIES.) NAEP staff also collected information in the Extended Student Background Questionnaire(ESBQ) from a small number of fourth- and eighth-grade students. (This small special study informed the Socioeconomic Status(SES) Working Group.) Most questionnaires were offered both in traditional paper form and online. The SD, ELL, and ESBQ questionnaires, as well as the NIES fourth- and eighth-grade student questionnaires, were not available online.
Scoring of the 2007 NAEP assessment occurred at four sites:
Representatives of the Quality Control contractor visited all four sites to audit processing—receipt control, data preparation, scanning, and editing. As the Quality Control Monitor for NAEP, the contractor was responsible for the quality checks that are built into the process.