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BOARD ENDS POLICY REVIEW E-2 Science and Social Studies Testing Results USD 244 Board of Education April 9, 2001. Science Results. IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS Nationally-Normed Test Tests curriculum items most commonly taught in classroom across the nation.

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BOARD ENDS POLICY REVIEWE-2Science and Social Studies Testing ResultsUSD 244 Board of EducationApril 9, 2001

science results

Science Results

IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS

Nationally-Normed Test

Tests curriculum items most commonly taught in classroom across the nation.

Given to all 3rd through 8th and 12th grade students.

Testing window is the first two weeks of October.

BUILDING REPORT CARD

ACT SCORES

KANSAS ASSESSMENT (baseline-spring of 2001)

KU PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT (baseline - spring of 2001)

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Grades 3 through 8 scores fell within the average range
  • Grade 8 general education students scored slightly above the average range.
  • Both groups at grade 12 scored above the average range.
  • There is little difference between the scores of “all” students and “general education” students most grade levels. The greatest difference appears at grade 7.
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The greatest percent of students scoring in the upper quartile is at grade 12 with 55 percent of the students in the top quartile.
  • The greatest percent of students in the lower quartile are at grades 4 and 5.
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Males scored below females at all grade levels except 3rd and 5th.
  • The most significant difference between males and females is a grade 12.
  • Most scores fell within the average range. Males scored above the average range at grade 3 while females scored above the average range at grades 8 and 12.
  • Low SES groups scored below the High SES groups at all grade levels except 3.
  • The most significant differences between SES groups are at grades 7, 8, and 12.
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Data shows improvement at grades 3 and 8.
  • The 8th grade cohort group has shown improvement over the three years.
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Students taking college prep courses (core) scored higher than those not taking the college prep courses (less).
  • Total group ACT scores have varied slightly over the past 5 years.
  • BHS students in the “core” group scored a couple of points above the state and national averages.
  • BHS students in the “less” group scored below the state and national averages.
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In the year 2000, BHS students passing advanced science courses was about 36 percent less than the average percent across the state.
social studies results

Social Studies Results

IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS

Nationally-Normed Test

Tests curriculum items most commonly taught in classroom across the nation.

Given to all 3rd through 8th and 12th grade students.

Testing window is the first two weeks of October.

KANSAS ASSESSMENT (baseline - spring of 2001)

KU PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT (baseline - spring of 2001)

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Grades 3 through 8 scores fell within the average range with grade 8 general education students above the average range.
  • Both groups at grade 12 scored above the average range.
  • There is little difference between the scores of “all” students and “general education” students.
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The greatest percent of students scoring in the upper quartile is at grade 12 with 43 percent of the students in the top quartile.
  • The greatest percent of students in the lower quartile is at grade 5.
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Males scored below females at all grade levels except 3rd.
  • The most significant difference between males and females is a grade 12.
  • Most scores fell within the average range.
  • Low SES groups scored below the High SES groups at all grade levels except 3, 8, and 12.
  • Low SES groups scored below the average range in grades 4, 5, 6, and 7.
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In program improvement, upward trends are evident at grades 3, 7, and 8.
  • Cohort groups show improvement at grades 6 and 8.