NECAP Released Items

Every year, some items from each of the NECAP assessments are released to the public, along with support materials and related examples of student work.

Unless otherwise noted, all links are PDFs.

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Science

Released Items Support Materials Reference Sheet
2013 [337KB]
2012 [389KB]
2011 [464KB]
2010 [354KB]
2009 [295KB]
2008 [673KB]
2013 [4.1MB]
2012 [3.1MB]
2011 [15.9MB]
2010 [15.8MB]
2009 [5.7MB]
2008 [7MB]
None for 2012
None for 2011
None for 2010
None for 2009
None for 2008

Released Inquiry Tasks Answer Booklets Materials
2013: Bees and Pollinators [1.37MB]
2012: Conductors and Insulators [657KB]
2011: Soil and Water [533KB]
2010: Sand Movers [1MB]
2009: Sled Pull [5.9MB]
2008: Birds and Beaks [1.6MB]
Bees and Pollinators Answers [722KB]
Conductors and Insulators Answers [389KB]
Soil and Water Answers [864KB]
Sand Movers Answers [1.1MB]
Sled Pull Answers [1.3MB]
None for 2008
Bees and Pollinators Placemat [96KB] & 2013: Pollen Dropoff Sheet [93KB] & 2013: Released Inquiry Task Setup Instructions [63KB]
Conductors and Insulators Placemat [534KB]
Soil and Water Placemat [163KB]
Sand Movers Placemat [358KB]
Sled Pull Placemat [31KB]
Birds and Beaks Placemat [27KB]
Released Items Support Materials Reference Sheet
2013 [1MB]
2012 [727KB]
2011 [707KB]
2010 [1.3MB]
2009 [222KB]
2008 [447KB]
2013 [3.4MB]
2012 [3.4MB]
2011 [2.9MB]
2010 [15MB]
2009 [3.6MB]
2008 [2.7MB]
None for 2012
None for 2011
None for 2010
2009 [3.6MB]
None for 2008

Released Inquiry Tasks Answer Booklets Materials
2013: Density [212KB]
2012: Ocean Currents [1.1MB]
2011: Fox and Rabbits [540KB]
2010: Mass and Matter [1.3MB]
2009 Released Inquiry Task: Pond Weeds [4MB]
2008 Released Inquiry Task: Colliding Plates [396KB]
Density Answers [172KB]
Ocean Currents Answers [113KB]
Fox and Rabbits Answers [465KB]
Mass and Matter Answers [331KB]
Pond Weeds Answers [116KB]
None for 2008
2013: Placemat [147KB] & Released Inquiry Task Setup Instructions [86KB]
None for 2012
Rabbit Sheet [421KB] & Transparencies [306KB]
Mass and Matter Placemat [80KB]
None for 2009
Colliding Plates Placemat [81KB]
Released Items Support Materials Reference Sheet
2013 1.1MB
2012 [390KB]

2011
[545KB]
2010 [822KB]
2009 [477KB]
2008** [505KB]
2013 [7.1MB]
2012 [3.8MB]
2011 [11.8MB]
2010 [10MB]
2009
[2.4MB]
2008 [2.6MB]
None for 2012
None for 2011
None for 2010
2009 [160KB]
None for 2008

Released Inquiry Tasks Answer Booklets Materials
2013: Lifetime of the Sun [504KB]
2012: Mercury in Fish [675KB]
2011: Antifreeze [963KB]
2010: Cod on Georges Bank [1MB]
2009: Location [1.3MB]
Lifetime of the Sun Answers [175KB]
Mercury in Fish Answers [107KB]
Antifreeze Answers [105KB]
Cod on Georges Bank Answers [154KB]
Location Answer [116KB]
None for 2012
None for 2011
None for 2010
Task ShakeMap [3.7MB]
** The 2008 Grade 11 Released Inquiry Task, Driver's Ed, is included in the 2008 Released Items document

* Practice test materials do not include the current year's released items.

Task Booklet Task Manual Answer Booklet Placemat Scoring Guide
Grade 4: "Playground Trash" Task Booklet [909KB] None for Grade 4 Playground Trash Answers [936KB] Playground Trash PlacematPlay [40KB] Playground Trash Scoring Guide [929KB]
Grade 8: "Rainy Morning" Task Booklet [922KB] Rainy Morning Task Manual [924KB] Rainy Morning Answers [937KB] Rainy Morning Placemat [38KB] Rainy Morning Scoring Guide [933KB]
Grade 11: "Acid Lakes" Task Booklet [154KB] Acid Lakes Task Manual [178KB] None for Grade 11 None for Grade 11 Acid Lakes Scoring Guide [126KB]

Reading

Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1MB]
2010 [1.6MB]
2009 [1.7MB]
2008 [310KB]
2007 [1.1MB]
2006 [290KB]
2005 [1.5MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.1MB]
2010 [2.9MB]
2009
[1.4MB]
2008
[725KB]
2007 [1.7MB]
2006 [308KB]
2005 [1.2MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1MB]
2010 [1.7MB]
2009 [1.3MB]
None for 2008
2007 [2.65MB]
2006 [288KB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [723KB]
2010 [380KB]
2009 [1 MB]
2008 [239KB]
2007 [540KB]
2006 [124KB]
2005 [1.9MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.4MB]
2010 [2.6MB]
2009 [1.5MB]
2008 [361KB]
2007 [1.9MB]
2006 [483KB]
2005 [833KB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.4MB]
2010 [2.6MB]
2009 [1.3MB]
None for 2008
2007 [3.2MB]
2006 [1.4MB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [530KB]
2010 [1.7MB]
2009 [575KB]
2008 [252KB]
2007 [626KB]
2006 [107KB]
2005 [1.5MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.8MB]
2010 [4MB]
2009 [1.7MB]
2008 [2.2MB]
2007 [2.7MB]
2006 [936KB]
2005 [1.4MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.8MB]
2010 [482KB]
2009 [1.5MB]
None for 2008
2007 [9.9MB]
2006 [1.4MB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [228KB]
2010 [1.3MB]
2009 [323KB]
2008 [1.3MB]
2007 [452KB]
2006 [128MB]
2005 [1.3MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.2MB]
2010 [5.6MB]
2009 [1MB]
2008 [1MB]
2007 [2.6MB]
2006 [983KB]
2005 [1.2MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [501KB]
2010 [501KB]
2009 [2.6MB]
None for 2008
2007 [3.4MB]
2006 [2.6MB]
None for 2005
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [387KB]
2010 [312KB]
2009 [315KB]
2008 [1.1MB]
2007 [437KB]
2006 [101KB]
2005 [1.5MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.3MB]
2010 [6.3MB]
2009 [3MB]
2008 [482KB]
2007 [2.4MB]
2006 [1MB]
2005 [1.4MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.2MB]
2010 [474KB]
2009 [2.8MB]
None for 2008
2007 [3.4MB]
2006 [1.7MB]
None for 2005
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [212KB]
2010 [311KB]
2009 [541KB]
2008 [316KB]
2007 [456KB]
2006 [137KB]
2005 [1MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.2MB]
2010 [6MB]
2009 [2.5MB]
2008 [1.8MB]
2007 [2.7MB]
2006 [6.5MB]
2005 [1MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.1MB]
2010 [528KB]
2009 [2.4MB]
None for 2008
2007 [1.8MB]
2006 [17MB]
None for 2005
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1MB]
2010 [320KB]
2009 [1MB]
2008 [813KB]
2007 [973KB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [3.3MB]
2010 [8MB]
2009 [4.2MB]
2008 [3.1MB]
2007 [3MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [3.2MB]
2010 [674KB]
2009 [4MB]
None for 2008
2007 [2.2MB]

* Practice test materials do not include the current year's released items.

Practice Test Student Answer Booklet Resource Materials
Grade 3 [678KB]
Grade 4 [1.1MB]
Grade 5 [834KB]
Grade 6 [1.1MB]
Grade 7 [1.2MB]
Grade 8 [1.2MB]
Grade 11 [235KB]
(None for this grade)
(None for this grade)
Grade 5 [209KB]
Grade 6 [209KB]
Grade 7
[209KB]
Grade 8 [209KB]
Grade 11 [68KB]
Grade 3 [5.8MB]
Grade 4 [5.6MB]
Grade 5 [5.5MB]
Grade 6 [5MB]
Grade 7 [5MB]
Grade 8 [4.9MB]
Grade 11 [1.3MB]
Reading materials for all grades
Grades 3 and 4 Tip Sheet [41KB]
Grades 5 and 8 Tip Sheet [51KB]
2010 NECAP Math and Reading data workshop Materials
2010 NECAP Data Analysis Workshop Presentation [PPT, 1.4MB]
Describing Mathematics [Doc, 46KB]
Describing Reading [Doc, 47KB]
Action Steps [Doc, 28KB]
Interpretation [Doc, 34KB]

Writing

Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [240KB]
2010 [397KB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [12.6MB]
2010 [40.6MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [12.4MB]
2010 [2.2MB]
2009 Released Items, Support Materials and Student Work Samples are Unavailable
for Grades 5 and 8 Due to Field Testing
2008 [663KB]
2007 [978KB]
No 2006
2005 [31.5MB]
2008 [7.8MB]
2007 [10.8MB]
2006 [5.7MB]
2005 [31MB]
No 2008
2007 [9.9MB]
2006 [936KB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [345KB]
2010 [360KB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [14.7MB]
2010 [42MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [13.6MB]
2010 [2.4MB]
2009 Released Items, Support Materials and Student Work Samples are Unavailable
for Grades 5 and 8 Due to Field Testing
2008 [221KB]
2007 [967KB]
None for 2006
2005 [31MB]
2008 [7.7MB]
2007 [11.6MB]
None for 2006
2005 [31MB]
None for 2008
2007 [4MB]
2006 [11.3MB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [194KB]
2010 [314KB]
2009 [193KB]
2008 [229KB]
2007 [583MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [9.1MB]
2010 [4MB]
2009 [4MB]
2008 [3.5MB]
2007 [2.9MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [9MB]
2010 [1.9MB]
2009 [4MB]
None for 2008
2007 [3.22MB]

* Practice test materials do not include the current year's released items.

No Practice Test Materials available for Grads 5 or 8

Practice Test Student Answer Booklet Resource Materials
Grade 11 [148KB] Grade 11 [148KB] Grade 11 [2.2MB]

Mathematics

Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.6MB]
2010 [1.4MB]
2009 [1.2MB]
2008 [1.3MB]
2007 [1.7MB]
2006 [593KB]
2005 [4.7MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.7MB]
2010 [4.9MB]
2009 [3.2MB]
2008 [1.8MB]
2007 [2.7MB]
2006 [1.7MB]
2005 [4.2MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2MB]
2010 [1.7MB]
2009 [2.2MB]
None for 2008
2007 [2.6MB]
2006 [1.3MB]
None for 2005
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1MB]
2010 [1.4MB]
2009 [1.2MB]
2008 [571KB]
2007 [1.1MB]
2006 [222KB]
2005 [8.3MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.1MB]
2010 [7.3MB]
2009 [2.3MB]
2008 [2.3MB]
2007 [2.5MB]
2006 [879KB]
2005 [7.9MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.5MB]
2010 [3MB]
2009 [1.1MB]
None for 2008
2007 [1.2MB]
2006 [825KB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [934KB]
2010 [1.8MB]
2009 [763KB]
2008 [1MB]
2007 [1MB]
2006 [617KB]
2005 [1.5MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2MB]
2010 [5.6MB]
2009 [1.7MB]
2008 [2.5MB]
2007 [2MB]
2006 [1MB]
2005 [11.2MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.2MB]
2010 [396KB]
2009 [1MB]
None for 2008
2007 [1MB]
2006 [1.9MB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [519KB]
2010 [687KB]
2009 [920KB]
2008 [393KB]
2007 [1.1MB]
2006 [234KB]
2005 [12.2B]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [3.4MB]
2010 [3.9MB]
2009 [1.8MB]
2008 [1.1MB]
2007 [2MB]
2006 [721KB]
2005 [11.8MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.3MB]
2010 [350KB]
2009 [982KB]
None for 2008
2007 [3.4MB]
2006 [2MB]
None for 2005
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [497KB]
2010 [793KB]
2009 [535KB]
2008 [332KB]
2007 [1.3MB]
2006 [187KB]
2005 [11MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.6MB]
2010 [5.1MB]
2009 [1.4MB]
2008 [1.7MB]
2007 [2.1MB]
2006 [575KB]
2005 [10.5MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.3MB]
2010 [401KB]
2009 [1.1MB]
None for 2008
2007
[3.4MB]
2006 [1.7MB]
None for 2005
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [651KB]
2010 [692KB]
2009 [452KB]
2008 [341KB]
2007 [1.1MB]
2006 [196KB]
2005 [542KB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.5MB]
2010 [7.4MB]
2009 [1.5MB]
2008 [1.2MB]
2007 [2MB]
2006 [678KB]
2005 [1.6MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2MB]
2010 [596KB]
2009 [1.1MB]
None for 2008
2007 [1.5MB]
2006 [2.3MB]
Released Items Support Materials Student Work Samples
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [1.5MB]
2010 [956KB]
2009 [1.2MB]
2008 [1MB]
2007 [1.2MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [3.7MB]
2010 [7.6MB]
2009 [3.9MB]
2008 [2.5MB]
2007 [2.7MB]
2013
2012 [1MB]
2011 [2.6MB]
2010 [670KB]
2009 [2.7MB]
None for 2008
2007
[1.9MB]

* Practice test materials do not include the current year's released items.

Practice Test Reference Sheet Student Answer Booklet Resource Materials
Grade 3 [2.1MB] None for this grade None for this grade Grade 3 [1.3MB]
Grade 4 [493KB] None for this grade None for this grade Grade 4 [18.8MB]
Grade 5 [900KB] Grade 5 [27KB] Grade 5 [230KB] Grade 5 [5.1MB]
Grade 6 [451KB] Grade 6 [16KB] Grade 6 [233KB] Grade 6 [7.7MB]
Grade 7 [1.2MB] Grade 7 [19KB] Grade 7 [233KB] Grade 7 [5MB]
Grade 8 [1.3MB] Grade 8 [20KB] Grade 8 [233KB] Grade 8 [5MB]
Grade 11 [398KB] Grade 11 [73KB] Grade 11 [88KB] Grade 11 [3.5MB]
Mathematics materials for all grades
Item map [209KB] of all items released as of April 2009 has been developed. This document identifies the GLEs/GSEs assessed by each item and references the documents where you can find those items.
Multiplication Table [46KB]
Hundreds Chart [43KB]
Grades 3 and 4 Tip Sheet [41KB]
Grades 5 and 8 Tip Sheet [51KB]
2010 NECAP Math and Reading data workshop Materials
2010 NECAP Data Analysis Workshop Presentation [PPT, 1.4MB]
Describing Mathematics [Doc, 46KB]
Describing Reading [Doc, 47KB]
Action Steps [Doc, 28KB]
Interpretation [Doc, 34KB]

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