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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) with staff from several organizations under the umbrella of the NAEP Alliance. Item development, sample design, materials processing, data analysis, and program staff are responsible for:
The NAEP 2014 assessment was comprised of the following student assessments:
Materials processing and scoring staff were responsible for the following tasks in the NAEP 2014 assessment:
For NAEP 2014, 113 types of scannable student booklets were designed and printed, along with the non-scannable large-print student booklets.
The assessment school questionnaires and teacher questionnaires were offered online at www.naepq.org. This site was available January 3 through March 24, 2014, and 3,200 questionnaires were entered online. (There were 105,000 completed questionnaires.)
There were 54,200 students assessed in 2014.
Scoring of NAEP 2014 occurred at one scoring site, Mesa, AZ, for civics, U.S. history, geography, and TEL and the science pilot. As in past cycles, project and content specialists were on site to monitor scoring. There was daily communication between staff at the scoring site and project staff in the District of Columbia; Iowa City, IA; and Princeton, NJ. Reports were available to a variety of staff from NCES, the NAEP program, and organizations within the Alliance. Reports included the Trend Reliability and Mean Comparison (TRMC) Report, which highlighted items that were in need of more discussion, and the Completion Report, which showed detailed scoring information for each item, as well as cumulative current and historical monitoring statistics for both trend and non-trend items. More than 709,000 responses were scored from 328 items. NAEP 2014 was scored during the following periods: