Economics Specifications for the 2006 National Assessment of Educational Progress
The Assessment and Item Specifications: NAEP 2006 Economics translates the Assessment Framework: 2006 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Economics into guidelines for developing items and for developing the assessment as a whole. The primary purpose of the specifications is to provide the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and its assessment development contractor with information that will ensure that the NAEP Economics Assessment reflects the intent of the Assessment Framework: 2006 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Economics adopted by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). The specifications are structured so that the assessment developer and item writers have a single document to refer to when they are working on the assessment. Therefore, portions of the framework that specify characteristics of the assessment or items are repeated in these specifications.