“ Testing :Bring it On!” Elaine Mastracchio Director of Testing 05/28/09
Importance of Testing <ul><li>The purpose of this presentation is to make parents aware of the importance of testing, the ...
Grade Levels <ul><li>High Stakes Tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 3 to 5 – Iowa Tests of Basic Skills </li></ul></ul><ul...
Grade Levels <ul><li>Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 6 to 8 – Criterion Referenced Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Grade...
High School Testing <ul><li>Grade 10 – Iowa Tests of Basic Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 10 to 12 – High School Proficien...
Who Needs to Be Tested? <ul><li>All students enrolled in school during the testing window must test. </li></ul><ul><li>Sch...
CRT Testing <ul><li>CRT Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 3 – Reading and Math </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 4 – Reading and Math </...
Meeting Standards <ul><li>Performance Levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.  Emergent/Developing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.  ...
High School Proficiency  <ul><li>Reading: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 to 250 – Non-Proficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>251...
HSPE in Writing <ul><li>Emergent-Developing -  0-3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Approaches Standards - 4.0-6.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Me...
Purpose of testing <ul><li>The IOWA Tests measure student achievement in the content areas and effectives consistent with ...
Sample Situations 05/28/09
Norm-referenced testing <ul><li>A norm-referenced test (NRT) is a test that compares the performance of a student or group...
Criterion-referenced Tests <ul><li>A criterion-referenced test (CRT) is a test that measures a student’s performance accor...
Online Resources <ul><li>http://www.makingstandardswork.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.education.eku.ed/coop </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Elaine Mastracchio Testing Bring It On

  1. 1. “ Testing :Bring it On!” Elaine Mastracchio Director of Testing 05/28/09
  2. 2. Importance of Testing <ul><li>The purpose of this presentation is to make parents aware of the importance of testing, the required student participation and student strategies for test taking. </li></ul>05/28/09
  3. 3. Grade Levels <ul><li>High Stakes Tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 3 to 5 – Iowa Tests of Basic Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade – Writing Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 3 to 5 – Criterion Referenced Tests </li></ul></ul>05/28/09
  4. 4. Grade Levels <ul><li>Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 6 to 8 – Criterion Referenced Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 7 – Iowa Test of Basic Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 8 – Writing Assessment </li></ul>05/28/09
  5. 5. High School Testing <ul><li>Grade 10 – Iowa Tests of Basic Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 10 to 12 – High School Proficiency Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 11 – Writing Assessment </li></ul>05/28/09
  6. 6. Who Needs to Be Tested? <ul><li>All students enrolled in school during the testing window must test. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools must attain a 95% participation rate for each identified population on each state mandated exam. </li></ul>05/28/09
  7. 7. CRT Testing <ul><li>CRT Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 3 – Reading and Math </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 4 – Reading and Math </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 5 – Reading, Math & Science </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 6 – Reading and Math </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 7 – Reading and Math </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 8 – Reading, Math & Science </li></ul>05/28/09
  8. 8. Meeting Standards <ul><li>Performance Levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Emergent/Developing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Approaches Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Meets Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Exceeds Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for reading, math and writing. </li></ul></ul>05/28/09
  9. 9. High School Proficiency <ul><li>Reading: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 to 250 – Non-Proficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>251 to 500 – Proficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 to 303 – Non-Proficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>304 to 500 - Proficient </li></ul></ul>05/28/09
  10. 10. HSPE in Writing <ul><li>Emergent-Developing - 0-3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Approaches Standards - 4.0-6.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Meets Standards - 7.0 – 9.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Exceeds Standards – 10.0 – 12.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Score needed to pass is 7 </li></ul>05/28/09
  11. 11. Purpose of testing <ul><li>The IOWA Tests measure student achievement in the content areas and effectives consistent with the goals of the Nevada Proficiency Examination Program. </li></ul><ul><li>The IOWA Tests provide a useful profile of students’ instructional strengths and weaknesses as well as traditional comparisons with the national norms. </li></ul>05/28/09
  12. 12. Sample Situations 05/28/09
  13. 13. Norm-referenced testing <ul><li>A norm-referenced test (NRT) is a test that compares the performance of a student or group of students with that of a specified reference group, usually others of the same grade and age, and that is administered to all students under the same – or standardized- conditions. </li></ul>05/28/09
  14. 14. Criterion-referenced Tests <ul><li>A criterion-referenced test (CRT) is a test that measures a student’s performance according to specified standards or criteria rather than in comparison to the performance of other test-takers. CRT scores usually reported as the percentage of items the student has answered correctly. </li></ul>05/28/09
  15. 15. Online Resources <ul><li>http://www.makingstandardswork.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.education.eku.ed/coop </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wested.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ncrel.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://ascd.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nscd.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://quality.nist.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nwrel.org </li></ul>05/28/09
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