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In the Spring of 2005, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessed a national sample of grade 4, 8, and 12 students, as well as a state sample of grade 4 and 8 students, in the subjects of mathematics, reading, and science. A NAEP pilot test was conducted in civics, mathematics, and U.S. history at grades 4, 8, and 12; reading at grades 4 and 8; and economics at grade 12 only for the 2006 operational assessments or field tests. Normally, pilot testing materials are not described or reported on; however, in this case they are integral to Processing Materials.
Materials staff were responsible for the following tasks:
NAEP staff received and processed more than 1.4 million documents. Of these, approximately 1.1 million were assessed student booklets. All 50 states and two jurisdictions (DDESS/DoDDS and Washington, D.C.) participated in the 2005 assessment. Puerto Rico assessed its students using the 2005 mathematics blocks translated into Spanish. In addition to the student documents processed, there were fourth-grade teacher questionnaires, eighth-grade mathematics teacher questionnaires, eighth-grade reading teacher questionnaires, eighth-grade science teacher questionnaires, twelfth-grade economics teacher questionnaires, twelfth-grade economics department chair questionnaires, fourth-grade school questionnaires, eighth-grade school questionnaires, twelfth-grade school questionnaires, SD/ELL questionnaires, administration schedules, and seven types of rosters. Most questionnaires were offered both in traditional paper form and online. The SD and ELL questionnaires as well as the Spanish questionnaires were not available online. More than 15,300 questionnaires were completed online.
Scoring of the 2005 NAEP assessment occurred at four sites.