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Understanding Testing 101. What does this stuff mean? By George Champlin. Understanding Testing. This presentation will hopefully: Explain the differences in PASS, ITBS, & MAP. Explain the rationale for testing. Explain how to understand the information the tests give.

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understanding testing 101

Understanding Testing 101

What does this stuff mean?

By George Champlin

understanding testing
Understanding Testing

This presentation will hopefully:

  • Explain the differences in PASS, ITBS, & MAP.
  • Explain the rationale for testing.
  • Explain how to understand the information the tests give.
what are the differences
What are the Differences?
  • PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) is a criterion-referenced test.
    • Measures the standard the state believes students should be achieving in education.
    • Is one of the highest standards in the nation.
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What are the Differences?
  • ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) is a norm-referenced test.
    • Measures student performance compared to a national average.
    • Is administered by Greenville County Schools to help identify student abilities and performance levels.
    • Is used in 2nd Grade to identify students eligible for challenge and gifted programs.
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What are the Differences?
  • MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) is a norm-referenced test.
    • Like ITBS, performance is compared to a national average.
    • Not only describes achievement level, but also prescribes ways to improve performance.
    • Will be used yearly to help identify Challenge and Gifted Students.
rationale for testing
Rationale for Testing
  • PASS allows South Carolina to fulfill it’s responsibility to NCLB (No Child Left Behind) by:
    • Establishing a state standard of achievement.
    • Measuring the state, district and school’s performance in achieving that standard.
    • Establishing “next steps” if those standards are not achieved.
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Rationale for Testing
  • ITBS allows Greenville County Schools to measure how our children are doing, compared to the rest of the nation.
    • Provides an objective measure of achievement for specialized programs.
    • Allows us to identify areas of strength and weakness.
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Rationale for Testing
  • MAP does many of the same things ITBS accomplishes. Differences are:
    • Results are available the next day.
    • Can be administered multiple times during the year to measure progress more accurately.
    • Provides prescriptive strategies to improve performance.
what does the information mean
What does the Information Mean?
  • Your child’s teacher can help you understand what each of the tests mean.
  • If you need further help, the school counselor can also provide help.
  • Each test tells us something different.
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What does the Information Mean?

PASS

  • Tells us if a child is meeting the State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science and Social Studies.
  • Gives information measured in the following way:

Not Met Met Exemplary

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What does the Information Mean?

PASS

  • Not Met – Does not meet the State Standard.
  • Met - Meets the State Standard.
  • Exemplary - Exceeds State Standard.
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What does the Information Mean?

ITBS

  • Tells us how a student compares to students around the nation in Reading, Language Arts and Math.
  • Gives the information measured in several ways:

NSS (National Standard Score)

NGE (National Grade Equivalent)

NS (National Stanine)

NPR (National Percentile Ranking)

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What does the Information Mean?

ITBS

  • Standard Score – a score scale based students grouped by age.
  • Grade Equivalent – The score a student in a particular grade would be expected to make.
  • Stanine – a nine point scale giving a range of performance. One being the lowest score and nine being the highest.
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What does the Information Mean?

ITBS

  • Percentile Ranking - percent of students scoring below a particular measure (ex: 50th percentile means 50% of students scored below a specific score.)
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What does the Information Mean?

MAP

  • Like ITBS, tells how students compare to other students across the nation in Reading, Language Arts, Math and Science.
  • Scored by RIT (Rasch unIT) and Lexile.

RIT - Is an equal interval score, like feet and inches. Progress can be followed through out the year and from one year to another for school, class and individual averages.

Lexile - a unit for measuring text difficulty that is linked to the RIT score. It tells the level a student can read with 75% proficiency. It can help determine a child’s reading ability.

more information
More Information?

Contact your student’s teacher or the school counselor if you want more information or if you do not understand the testing information.

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