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2005 Science Framework

Science Framework for the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress

This document contains the design and rationale for assessing science achievement of students throughout the United States in 2005. This same Framework has been used by NAEP for the 1996 and 2000 science assessments. The Framework provides a general overview of NAEP, describes the NAEP Science Framework adopted by NAGB, and reviews the process by which the Framework was developed.

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