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NAEP Technical DocumentationDistribution of Materials for the 2011 Assessment

The NAEP materials distribution staff ordered, packaged, and distributed questionnaires, tracking forms, and session and bulk materials to data collection administrators.

Using spiraling, staff grouped subject-specific ancillary items into groups that were appropriately sized for distribution. Booklets and questionnaires were identified with a unique identification number through bar code technology. Test booklets were bundled for distribution.

Questionnaires, work sheets, and tracking forms were shipped approximately six weeks before testing began to assist the data collection administrators with their pre-assessment visits. The session and bulk materials were shipped three weeks before administration to allow for the data collection staff to review the materials and order additional materials if needed.

Additional sessions and materials were requested via the materials distribution staff's additional orders online system. The materials distribution staff's online materials tracking system provided NAEP data collection staff with

  • the date that materials were shipped;
  • tracking numbers assigned to their shipments;
  • when to expect their shipments; and
  • a place to record the date the materials arrived.

The online materials tracking system was also used to record when the materials were sent back and when they arrived at the materials distribution contractor's processing center.

Number of sessions distributed, by session type and grade: 2011
Grade Session type Number of sessions distributed
NOTE: RM = includes Knowledge and Skills Appropriate (KaSA); TIMSS = Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Sessions labeled “public” include Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools and the following Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts: Albuquerque; Chicago; Jefferson County, KY; and New York City. Sessions labeled "public and private" include Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, private schools, and those TUDA districts not included in the “public” sessions.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011 Assessment.
4 Reading, mathematics (RM) 23,958
Mathematics (Puerto Rico) 216
8 Reading, mathematics, science (public) 16,600
Reading, mathematics, science (public and private) 3,090
Reading, mathematics (District of Columbia) 169
Mathematics, science (District of Columbia) 109
Reading, science (District of Columbia) 109
Reading, mathematics, science (including KaSA and NAEP/TIMSS) 5,459
Mathematics (Puerto Rico) 206
Mathematics (computer-based) 321
Writing (computer-based) 956
12 Economics (pilot) 86
Writing (computer-based) 1,234

Last updated 08 January 2016 (GF)