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NAEP Item Map: Reading, Grade 12, 2015

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The item map below contains selected item descriptions mapped to the 2015 NAEP reading scale. The map helps to illustrate the knowledge and skills demonstrated by students performing at different scale scores on the 2015 assessment. While no questions have been released from the 2015 reading assessment, questions from previous assessments are available in the NAEP Questions Tool where the item, scoring guide, key, student responses, and performance data can be viewed. The item map also includes

  • A symbol next to each item descriptor that indicates the item’s content classification (see legend at the top and bottom of item map).
  • Cognitive target designation (read the cognitive target definitions).
  • Item type (multiple choice [MC] or constructed response [CR]).
  • Links to achievement-level descriptions (Advanced, Proficient, and Basic).

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2015 Grade 12    NAEP Reading Scale  


NOTE: The data shown on this item map was updated on 9/15/2016, and as a result some of the positions of a question may have changed slightly.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015 Reading Assessment.