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Target percentage distribution of assessment time in NAEP geography: 2018

Target percentage distribution of assessment time, by content area and grade: 2018
  Grade 8
Content Area Target
Space and Place 40
Environment and Society 30
Spatial Dynamics and Connections 30
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2018 Geography Assessment.

The distribution of items among the various geography content areas is a critical feature of the assessment design, as it reflects the relative importance given to each of the curricular content areas within geography. As has been the case with past NAEP assessments in geography, the categories receive different emphasis at each grade level.

View additional information about the assessment in the Geography Framework.

Read more about the geography assessment.

Last updated 17 April 2020 (JA)