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NAEP Technical DocumentationProcessing Schedule and Overall Counts for the 2005 Assessment


2005 Processing Schedule

2005 Student Participation and Session Information

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:

  • printing of test booklets and questionnaires,
  • materials packaging and distribution,
  • receipt control,
  • data capture through image and optical mark recognition scanning,
  • data editing and validation,
  • data file creation, and
  • inventory control and materials storage.

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.

  • Mesa, Arizona
    • mathematics
      • operational (March 21-April 22, 2005)
      • pilot (March 29-April 8, 2005)
    • science
      • operational (March 21-May 31-2005)
      • bridge (March 21-May 31, 2005)
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • reading
      • operational (March 21-April 26, 2005)
      • pilot (April 16-April 18, 2005)
  • Iowa City, Iowa
    • reading
      • Operational (March 28-April 22, 2005)
  • Tucson, Arizona
    • civics
      • field test (April 4-April 8, 2005)
    • U.S. history
      • field test (April 4-April 12, 2005)
    • economics
      • field test (April 11, April 22, 2005)

Last updated 21 January 2009 (RF)

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