The item map below contains selected item descriptions mapped to the 2011 NAEP science scale. The map helps to illustrate the knowledge and skills demonstrated by students performing at different scale scores on the 2011 assessment. Items that have been released to the public are underlined and linked to the NAEP Questions Tool where the item, scoring guide, key, student responses, and performance data can be viewed.
(Items that have not been hyperlinked have not been released and are still in use.) The item map also includes
- A symbol next to each item descriptor that indicates the items content classification (see legend at the top and bottom of item map).
- Item type (multiple choice [MC] or constructed response [CR]).
- A notation after each constructed-response item descriptor that identifies the score level of the item (e.g., "Complete," "Essential," "Partial").
- Links to achievement-level descriptions (Advanced, Proficient, and Basic).
To see student group performance by jurisdiction, select "Compare Student Groups."
Read more about item mapping.