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NAEP Technical DocumentationDistribution of Materials for the 2004 Assessment

The NAEP materials distribution staff ordered, packaged, and distributed session and bulk materials to data collection administrators. Questionnaires and tracking forms were shipped to the data collection supervisors. 

Pre-assembling of subject specific ancillary items into the appropriate-sized groupings for distribution was based on the spiral maps received from the NAEP instrument developers. Booklets and questionnaires were identified with a unique identification number through bar code technology. Test booklets were bundled for distribution.

Session and bulk materials were shipped out approximately three weeks before test administration began. Additional sessions were requested via the materials distribution contractor's additional orders system.

In 2004, the long-term trend assessment required shipping out of materials in three waves:

  • September of 2003, for the Fall assessment,
  • December 2003, for the Winter assessment, and
  • February 2004, for the Spring assessment.

The field test materials were shipped out in early January of 2004.

Number of sessions distributed, by grade/age and assessment: 2004
Assessment Grade/age Number of sessions distributed
Field test Grade 4 740
Grade 8 596
Grade 12 989
Long-term trend Age 9 reading/mathematics 1,055
Age 9 mathematics bridge T-1 279
Age 9 mathematics bridge T-2 272
Age 9 reading bridge 533
Age 13 reading/mathematics 1,144
Age 13 mathematics bridge T-1 315
Age 13 mathematics bridge T-2 286
Age 13 reading bridge 603
Age 17 reading/mathematics 1,103
Age 17 mathematics bridge T-1 433
Age 17 reading bridge 435
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2004.


Last updated 03 November 2008 (JL)

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