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​​NAEP TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATIONDistribution of Assessment Materials



Distribution of Materials for the 2019 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2018 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2017 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2016 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2015 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2014 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2013 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2012 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2011 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2010 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2009 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2008 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2007 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2006 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2005 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2004 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2003 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2002 Assessment

Distribution of Materials for the 2001 Assessment

           
The materials distribution contractor packages and distributes session materials for the paper-based assessment (PBA), student login cards for the digitally based assessment (DBA), and bulk materials for PBA and DBA to the sampling and data collection (SDC) administrators.

A session box would contain items such as student booklets, pencils, subject ancillary items (e.g., science hands-on kits, foam shapes, rulers, protractors), and return shipping labels.

Bulk materials for PBA include items that can be used by the administrator from one session to another, such as subject ancillary items (e.g., science hands-on kits, foam shapes, rulers, protractors), calculators, timers, pencils, and additional student booklets. 

Bulk materials to support DBA include scratch paper, science hands-on kits, pencils, and accommodation ancillaries. Calculator and timer are embedded in the digitally based equipment. 

A student login card is provided to each student taking DBA. The card provides the student with a login ID to access the assessment on the tablet. The SDC and materials, distribution, processing, and scoring (MDPS) staff work together to determine what information needs to be printed on the card, create a design, print the information on the card. The student ID cards are packaged by session and shipped to the SDC administrators by the MDPS contractor.  

Distribution dates are determined six months in advance of shipping. All outbound shipments are recorded in the materials distribution's tracking system.  Within this system, the SDC administrators can track their shipments, indicate they received them, and report any issues with the materials.

The MDPS contractor uses an Authorized Return Service to return the bulk and session materials. Preprinted mailing labels are provided listing a toll-free number for the administrator to call for pick-up of their session and bulk materials or they can drop the box off at the Authorized Return Service office.

The MDPS staff maintains an online ordering system, accessible through the SDC electronic preassessment system, to order additional materials. A toll-free phone number and e-mail address is also available. 

The MDPS staff reviews the order and approves the request in the online ordering system.  The approved order is routed to the MDPS packaging department. The packaging staff gather the requested items and mail to the
SDC administrator. If the request is ordered via the toll-free phone number or e-mail address, the MDPS staff will enter the information into the online ordering system.

The shipping of the NAEP tablets for the DBA sessions to the administrators are the responsibility of the SDC contractor. 


Last updated 20 June 2023 (PG)