Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

TKS Student Test Results Spring & Fall 2012. Tests Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Administered May 2012 Kentucky test aligned.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "TKS Student Test Results Spring & Fall 2012. Tests Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Administered May 2012 Kentucky test aligned."— Presentation transcript:

1 TKS Student Test Results Spring & Fall 2012

2 Tests Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Administered May 2012 Kentucky test aligned with the Common Core IOWA TEST Administered September 2012 Norm Referenced for 6 th Grade

3 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Spring 2012

4 The Kentucky Chamber Foundation LEGISLATION ENACTED by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2009 mandated new, more rigorous academic standards and new state tests. Two years later, Kentucky became the first of 46 states to adopt what are called the Common Core State Standards in math and English (science and social studies standards are still being developed). These became the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and they were incorporated into the state’s classrooms beginning in the 2011-12 school year. New Standards, New Tests and New Scores Preparing Kentucky’s Students for College and Career

5 Comparing the old standards to the new Here is an example of a standard for 6th grade reading. The first version is what Kentucky had in place before; the second is the new standard. PREVIOUS STANDARD Students will apply knowledge of synonyms or antonyms to comprehend a passage. Students will select, based on context, the appropriate meaning for a word that has multiple meanings.

6 New Standard Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. Use content (e.g. the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph, a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g. audience, auditory, audible). Consult reference materials (e.g. dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning of its part of speech. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g. by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

7 Preparing for your future Similarly challenging standards, which go deeper every year, are now in place for math and English/language arts for elementary, middle and high school students. More information, including a complete list of the new standards, is available at:

8 Your results…. Percentile ranks range from 1 to 99 where 50 reflects average performance. These scores provide a relative standing of a student compared to students of the same level who took the Stanford 10 tests at the same time of year. The rank means that a student’s individual performance was as good as or better than the performance of that percentage of students across the nation. For example, an NPR of 68 for a given subject means that the student scored as well or better than 68% of students from the national sample.

9 What does the student’s Lexile® and Quantile® score tell me on the K-PREP Student Report? Lexile® scores describes a student’s reading ability. The Lexile® Framework is a tool for looking at reader ability relative to the difficulty of text. Students can use the score to logon to the website,, and search for books at their particular Lexile® range and reading level. Quantile® scores describes a student’s mathematic achievement, and the difficulty of specific mathematical skills and concepts. For more information about Quantile® scores visit the website

10 Let’s Take a Look at Your Score How did you do? Areas I did well Areas I need to improve GROWTH

11 Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

12 ITBS National Standardized Test Norm referenced; Multiple choice ITBS used to: – Obtain info to support instructional decisions – Report individual progress to students and parents – Evaluate group progress One data point for evaluating students and programs Not used by itself to: – Select students for special programs – Retain students – Evaluate teachers, programs, etc. Administered to Grades 3 to 7 in April 2012

13 Interpreting ITBS Scores Many different scores: RS, GE, SS, PR, S, NCE Two scores to focus on: National Stanine (NS) Normalized score from 1 to 9; avg of 5 Quick look at how students performed Stanine 1 – 3 considered below average Stanine 4 – 6 average performance Stanine 7 – 9 above average Less precise indicator of student achievment National Percentile Rank (NPR) Percent of students in a similar group that scored lower than the student did. A NPR of 67 indicates a student scored higher than 67% of the students in the nation who took this test (in same grade at the same time in the year); Range 1 - 99

14 Start by looking here National Stanines National Percentiles

15 Strengths Weaknesses

16 For more detail look here Bars to right indicate strength Bars to left indicate weakness

17 Study Skills Checklist for Students  Set a regular time and place to study each day and throughout the week.  Keep a daily “to do” list.  Set goals for yourself.  Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class.  Pay close attention and take good notes in class.  Prepare for tests during your regular study times instead of cramming at the last minute.

18 Brain Storm  Take 2 Minutes write down ways that I can improve my learning. THINK  Turn to one friend and share. PAIR  As a class lets come up with a list. SHARE  On your note card write down 2 items to focus on.  Share this with someone at home and your TEAM TEACHER.

Download ppt "TKS Student Test Results Spring & Fall 2012. Tests Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Administered May 2012 Kentucky test aligned."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google