Released Test Items & Support Materials

Each year, 25% or more of the NECAP reading, mathematics, writing and science test items will be released for professional development, program planning and communication with parents and community. Included are scoring rubrics, student work samples and other support materials. The following released items are available:

NOTE: The NECAP Released Items and Practice Tests are made available to the public each year for a variety of uses, both private and commercial. However, the following restrictions apply:

1. Literary and informational passages used in reading and writing items are copyrighted and used on the NECAP tests through a contractual agreement with publishers. Individuals intending to use NECAP released items for commercial purposes are advised to obtain permission from publishers to use any copyrighted materials.
2. Any use of NECAP items should cite the New England Common Assessment Program as the source.

   
   
2014 NECAP RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS
 
   
  Science (Spring 2014)
 
Grade Level
Items and Materials
Inquiry Task
Grade 4
(Toy Skateboard Roll)
Grade 8
(The Rocky Intertidal Zone Ecosystem)
Grade 11
(The Throwing Contest)
   
   
2013 NECAP RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS
 
   
  Reading, Writing and Mathematics (Fall 2013)
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
Reading
Writing
Grade 3

N/A

Grade 4

N/A

Grade 5
Grade 6

N/A

Grade 7

N/A

Grade 8
Grade 11
   
 

Student Work Samples (Fall 2013)

 
   
  Science (Spring 2013)
 
Grade Level
Items and Materials
Inquiry Task
Grade 4
(Bees and Pollinators)
Grade 8
(Density)
Grade 11
(Lifetime of the Sun)
   
   
2012 NECAP RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS
   
  Reading, Writing & Mathematics (Fall 2012)
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
Reading
Writing
Grade 3
N/A
Grade 4
N/A
Grade 5
Grade 6
N/A
Grade 7
N/A
Grade 8
Grade 11
   
  Student Work Samples (Fall 2012)
   
 
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
 
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 11
 
   
  Science (Spring 2012)
 
Grade Level
Items and Materials
Inquiry Task
Grade 4
(Conductors and Insulators)
Grade 8
(Ocean Currents)
Grade 11
(Mercury in Fish)
   
   
   
2011 NECAP RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS
   
  Reading, Writing & Mathematics (Fall 2011)
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
Reading
Writing
Grade 3
N/A
Grade 4
N/A
Grade 5
Grade 6
N/A
Grade 7
N/A
Grade 8
Grade 11
   
  Student Work Samples (Fall 2011)
   
 
 
 
   
  Science (Spring 2011)
 
Grade Level
Items and Materials
Inquiry Task
Grade 4
(Soil and Water)
Grade 8
(Fox and Rabbits)
Grade 11
(Antifreeze)
   
   
2010 NECAP RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS
   
  Reading, Writing & Mathematics (Fall 2010)
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
Reading
Writing
Grade 3
N/A
Grade 4
N/A
Grade 5
Grade 6
N/A
Grade 7
N/A
Grade 8
Grade 11
   
  Science (Spring 2010)
 
Grade Level
Items and Materials
Inquiry Task
Grade 4
(Sand Movers)
Grade 8
(Mass & Matter)
Grade 11
(Cod on Georges Bank)
   
   
2009 NECAP READING, WRITING & MATHEMATICS RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS (FALL 2009)
   
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
PDF*
Reading
PDF*
Writing
PDF*
Grade 3
Math
(4.2MB)
Reading
(3.3MB)
N/A
Grade 4
Math
(3.4MB)
Reading
(2.6MB)
N/A
Grade 5
Math
(2.2MB)
Reading
(2MB)
Writing *
Grade 6
Math
(2.5MB)
Reading
(3MB)
N/A
Grade 7
Math
(1.7MB)
Reading
(3MB)
N/A
Grade 8

Math
(1.8MB)

Reading
(2.8MB)
Writing *
Grade 11

Math
(4.9MB)

Reading
(5.2MB)
Writing
(4MB)
   
 
* NOTE: There were no writing results this year for grades 5 and 8 because of field-testing an updated version of the writing test.
   
2009 NECAP SCIENCE RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS (SPRING 2009)
   
 
Grade Level
Science
Released Items
PDF*
Science
Inquiry Task
PDF*
Grade 4
(Sled Pull)
Items
(296K)

Support
Materials

(5.6MB)
Grade 8
(Pond Weeds)
Items
(224K)

Support
Materials

(3.6MB)
Grade 11
(Location)
Items
(480K)

Support
Materials

(2.4MB)
   
   
2008 NECAP READING, WRITING & MATHEMATICS RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS (FALL 2008)
   
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
PDF*
Reading
PDF*
Writing
PDF*
Grade 3
Math
(3MB)
Reading
(876K)
N/A
Grade 4
Math
(2.7MB)
Reading
(400K)
N/A
Grade 5
Math
(3.5MB)
Reading
(2.3MB)
Writing
(8.2MB)
Grade 6
Math
(1.3MB)
Reading
(2.2MB)
N/A
Grade 7
Math
(1.9MB)
Reading
(1.4MB)
N/A
Grade 8

Math
(1.4MB)

Reading
(1.9MB)
Writing
(7.8MB)
Grade 11

Math
(3.4MB)

Reading
(3.7MB)
Writing
(3.5MB)
   
   
2008 NECAP SCIENCE RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS (SPRING 2008)
   
 
Grade Level
Science
Released Items
PDF*
Science
Inquiry Task
PDF*
Grade 4
(Bird Beaks & Survival)
Grade 8
(Colliding Plates)
Items
(448K)

Support
Materials

(2.6MB)
Grade 11
(Driver's Education)
Items
(508K)

Support
Materials

(2.6MB)
   
   
2007 NECAP READING, WRITING & MATHEMATICS RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS (FALL 2007)
   
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
PDF*
Reading
PDF*
Writing
PDF*
Grade 3
Math
(4MB)
Reading
(2.4MB)
N/A
Grade 4
Math
(3.2MB)
Reading
(1.8MB)
N/A
Grade 5
Math
(2.5MB)
Reading
(2.7MB)
Writing
(11.3MB)
Grade 6
Math
(2.6MB)
Reading
(2.6MB)
N/A
Grade 7
Math
(4.3MB)
Reading
(2.8MB)
N/A
Grade 8

Math
(2.7MB)

Reading
(3MB)
Writing
(12.1MB)
Grade 11

Math
(3.4MB)

Reading
(2.7MB)
Writing
(5.4MB)
   
   
2006 NECAP READING, WRITING & MATHEMATICS RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS (FALL 2006)
   
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
PDF*
Reading
PDF*
Writing
PDF*
Grade 3
Math
(2.2MB)
Reading
(600K)
N/A
Grade 4
Math
(1MB)
Reading
(608K)
N/A
Grade 5
Math
(1.6MB)
Reading
(1MB)
Writing
(5.9MB)
Grade 6
Math
(956K)
Reading
(1MB)
N/A
Grade 7
Math
(764K)
Reading
(1MB)
N/A
Grade 8

Math
(876K)

Reading
(6.6MB)
Writing
(19.3MB)
   
   
2005 NECAP READING, WRITING & MATHEMATICS RELEASED TEST ITEMS & SUPPORT MATERIALS (FALL 2005)
   
 
Grade Level
Mathematics
PDF*
Reading
PDF*
Writing
PDF*
Grade 3
Math
(4.7MB)
Reading
(1.5MB)
N/A
Grade 4
Math
(8.3MB) **
Reading
(1.9MB)
N/A
Grade 5
Math
(11.7MB) **
Reading
(1.5MB)
Writing
(31MB) **
Grade 6
Math
(12MB) **
Reading
(1.3MB)
N/A
Grade 7
Math
(11MB) **
Reading
(1.4MB)
N/A
Grade 8
Reading
(1.1MB)
Writing
(30MB) **

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