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2 Interpreting Your Child’s CRCT, ITBS, & CogAT Scores: It’s About Improving Achievement! Beaver Ridge ES

3 Elementary Major Tests KGKids 1CogAT 2 3ITBSCogATWriting (local) Assessment 4CRCT 5ITBSCogATWriting (state) Assessment

4 End-of-Year Assessments Reading Grades English/Language Arts Grades Mathematics Grades Science Grades Social Studies Grades 3 - 8

5 C riterion R eferenced C ompetency T est Georgia Performance Standards

6 Scores CRCT also reports student achievement in terms of performance levels(1-3): Exceeds Standard (3) 850 & ↑ Meets Standard (2) Does Not Meet Standard(1) Below 800

7 What is CogAT? Test of Cognitive Ability Norm-base test of aptitude in problem solving specific to three areas: Verbal Quantitative Nonverbal

8 CogAT – Verbal Aptitude Verbal Aptitude VocabularyVerbal Reasoning Sentence Completion

9 CogAT – Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Relations Number Series Equation Building

10 CogAT – Nonverbal Aptitude Nonverbal Aptitude Figure Classification Figure Analogies Figure Analysis

11 What types of scores appear on a student’s CogAT report? Num Items Raw Score SASNPRS Verbal Quantitative Nonverbal Composite84473

12 Standard Age Score (SAS) Cognitive LevelSAS Range Very High Above Average Average Below Average72-87 Very Low50-71

13 National Percentile Rank (NPR) Cognitive LevelNPR Very High96-99 Above Average76-95 Average25-75 Below Average5-24 Very Low1 - 4

14 Stanine (S) Cognitive LevelS Very High9 Above Average7 & 8 Average4, 5, & 6 Below Average2 & 3 Very Low1

15 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

16 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.

17 ITBS Core Subtests Reading Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Math Concepts & Estimation Problem Solving & Data Interpretation Computations Language SpellingCapitalization Usage & Expression Punctuation

18 What types of Scores for ITBS Appear on a Student Report? Standard Score (SS) Grade Equivalent (GE) National Percentile Rank (NPR)

19 Percentile Rank (PR) Achievement Level NPR Very High96-99 Above Average76-95 Average25-75 Below Average5-24 Very Low1 - 4

20 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.

21 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

22 What Can Parents Do to Help Improve Scores?

23 Vocabulary Emphasize meaning of words Discuss new or unusual words Teach words in context Play word games

24 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

25 Spelling Point out words with similar spellings Practice spelling conventions Play spelling type games Find new words while reading

26 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

27 Students log on to the Online Assessment System

28 From the Welcome screen, students can choose to take Student Tests

29 To take a student test, click View Student Tests

30 The OAS provides pre-constructed tests for each subject area. Select a subject.

31 Highlight a test and click Take Test

32 Students answer the multiple choice questions, clicking on Next Question to go to the next page or Grade My Test when finished

33 After completing the test, the student sees the results of the test ….

34 …and decides whether to send the test to a teacher, to save the test, or to discard it

35 To view results from Student Tests that have been saved, choose View Student Tests

36 Any Questions??


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