Norm-Referenced Test (NRT) Norm-Referenced Test (NRT) Scores from an NRT are used to compare the performance of Georgia students with the performance of other students in the same grade who took the same test at the same time in the school year. Georgia has adopted the ITBS for its norm- referenced test Fulton County is testing all students in grades 3, 5 and 8.
Barnwell’s 2012 ITBS schedule Week of October 22 nd MONDAY October 22 TUESDAY October 23 WEDNESDAY October 24 THURSDAY October 25 FRIDAY October 26 Sub Section I Sources of Information Sub Section II Mathematics Sub Section III Vocabulary, Reading I, Reading II Sub Section IV Language Sub Section V Social Studies, Science MONDAY October 29 TUESDAY October 30 Wednesday October 31 Make Up Normal School Schedule Resumes
Facts on ITBS FAQs on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® For more detailed information about the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, please click here. Additional FAQs about the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills can be found by clicking here. Q: What is the background and history of Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)? A: The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills for elementary pupils were developed in 1935 under the direction of the staff of the College of Education at The University of Iowa. The first edition, then called the Iowa Every Pupil Test of Basic Skills, was developed by E. F. Lindquist, Harry Greene, Ernest Horn, Maude McBroom, and Herbert Spitzer. The sole purpose for the Iowa Every Pupil Test of Basic Skills was the improvement of instruction. To aid the authors in research and development from the beginning, participating schools have devoted twenty minutes of annual test administration time to the tryout of new items for future tests. Using this method, as many as 7,000 items can be tried out under nearly ideal conditions every year. Over the years, the Iowa Testing Programs have continued to grow until now almost all public, parochial, and private school pupils in Iowa regularly and voluntarily participate. In addition to the benefits provided by a regular tryout program for new items, annual testing of pupils provides an excellent research base for studying longitudinal and development and investigating innovations in measurement techniques. The ITBS consist of a variety of educational achievement instruments enjoy a history of development that has been an integral part of the research program in educational measurement at The University of Iowa for the past 70 years.
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