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NAEP Processing Assessment Materials

NAEP Technical DocumentationProcessing Assessment Materials

     

Printing Student Booklets, Questionnaires, and Tracking Forms

Packaging and Distribution

Processing Student Booklets and Questionnaires

Creating and Delivering Data Files

Quality Control

Storage of Assessment Materials 

In each assessment cycle, the NAEP materials-processing staff is responsible for the following tasks that are related to student booklets, questionnaires, and tracking forms for each subject area and sample in the NAEP assessment:

  • printing test booklets and questionnaires;
  • packaging and distributing materials;
  • receipt control;
  • data capture through image and optical mark recognition scanning;
  • data editing and validation;
  • quality control;
  • upload of open-ended responses into ePEN, including scanned images from paper booklets, text files from technology-based items, and image files from one technology-based item;
  • creation of training sets for new items;
  • training and performance scoring of constructed response items;
  • data file creation; and
  • inventory control and materials storage. 

The links on the right provide information about the procedures for administering the assessment in a paper and pencil format. For information on the 2009 science interactive computer tasks (ICT), see an overview of interactive computer tasks.

Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2013
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2012
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2011
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2010
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2009
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2008
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2007
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2006
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2005
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2004
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2003
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2002
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2001
Processing Schedules and Overall Counts for 2000


Last updated 11 July 2017 (GF)