What vocabulary questions are used in the NAEP reading assessments?
Explore sample vocabulary questions from the 2009 and 2011 reading assessments, and see how they relate to student performance.
*To find sample vocabulary questions in the NAEP Questions Tool, begin by selecting the subject, Reading. Then refine your search by selecting “Multiple-choice” and “Integrate/Interpret.” The vocabulary questions are easy to identify by their descriptors, all of which begin with “Interpret word as used….” For example, “Interpret word as used in story” or “Interpret word as used in passage.”
Test Yourself in Vocabulary
Select one of the grade tabs below to try out vocabulary questions from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP reading assessments. After answering all the questions, select "submit" and compare your answers to those of students who took the assessment. Click on the annotated passage to gain insight into the reading passage and the questions associated with it.