What types of scores appear on a student’s CogAT report? Num Items Raw Score SASNPRS Verbal Quantitative Nonverbal Composite84473
Standard Age Score (SAS) Cognitive LevelSAS Range Very High Above Average Average Below Average72-87 Very Low50-71
National Percentile Rank (NPR) Cognitive LevelNPR Very High96-99 Above Average76-95 Average25-75 Below Average5-24 Very Low1 - 4
Stanine (S) Cognitive LevelS Very High9 Above Average7 & 8 Average4, 5, & 6 Below Average2 & 3 Very Low1
Three Primary Uses of CogAT Scores Help teachers adapt instructional goals, methods and materials to the individual needs of students Measure of each student’s level of cognitive development Identify student whose level of academic achievement differs from what would be expected on their CogAT scores
What is ITBS? The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a norm-referenced test developed by the University of Iowa. It tests mastery of the academic skills found in the elementary curriculum. The purpose of these tests is to provide information about student progress in a curriculum that expands in breadth and depth with each additional grade level.
ITBS Core Subtests Reading Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Math Concepts & Estimation Problem Solving & Data Interpretation Computations Language SpellingCapitalization Usage & Expression Punctuation
What types of Scores for ITBS Appear on a Student Report? Standard Score (SS) Grade Equivalent (GE) National Percentile Rank (NPR)
Percentile Rank (PR) Achievement Level NPR Very High96-99 Above Average76-95 Average25-75 Below Average5-24 Very Low1 - 4
Grade Equivalent (GE) Grade equivalents are reported in decimal format. The number in front of the decimal is the grade level and the number after the decimal represents months. (e.g. 3.4 represents third grade, fourth month) GE does not indicate a student’s instructional level. GE allows for comparison of growth over time.
GE Growth Comparisons Low Performing student – less than 20 months gain in two years Fall grade 5 – 4.2 Fall grade 7 – 5.6 Average Performing student – about a 20 month gain in two years Fall grade 5 – 5.2 Fall grade 7 – 7.2 High Performing student – more than 20 month gain in two years Fall grade 5 – 6.2 Fall grade 7 – 8.8
What Can Parents Do to Help Improve Scores?
Vocabulary Emphasize meaning of words Discuss new or unusual words Teach words in context Play word games
Reading Comprehension Relate stories to personal experiences Read with your child Repeated readings of favorite books Identify similarities and differences Make predictions Retell stories Follow up with writing or drawing
Spelling Point out words with similar spellings Practice spelling conventions Play spelling type games Find new words while reading
Math Read math-type stories Use real life math Ask if an answer is reasonable Look for patterns in everyday items Use estimation and mental math Use graphs, charts, timetables, diagrams Encourage creative problem solving
Students log on to the Online Assessment System
From the Welcome screen, students can choose to take Student Tests
To take a student test, click View Student Tests
The OAS provides pre-constructed tests for each subject area. Select a subject.
Highlight a test and click Take Test
Students answer the multiple choice questions, clicking on Next Question to go to the next page or Grade My Test when finished
After completing the test, the student sees the results of the test ….
…and decides whether to send the test to a teacher, to save the test, or to discard it
To view results from Student Tests that have been saved, choose View Student Tests