ERIC Number: ED403296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Score Interpretation Guide. 1994 MSPAP and Beyond. Maryland School Performance Assessment Program: Resource Library.
Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.
This score interpretation guide is designed to help administrators and classroom teachers understand the scores and scales of the 1994 and Beyond Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP). MSPAP scale scores indicate a school's level of performance in the content areas of reading, writing, language usage, mathematics, science, and social studies. In general, MSPAP scores range from 350 to 700, but like other test scale scores, they have little intrinsic meaning other than that higher scale scores represent higher performance. Beginning in 1992, the scale scores were designed to be directly comparable year to year, and it is expected that the scale scores will acquire further meaning over time. Proficiency levels and descriptions are intended to inform and guide interpretation of the MSPAP scale scores. Each proficiency level represents a range of performances and of scale scores. The MSPAP School Performance Standards Committee has recommended proficiency level 3 as the level that describes satisfactory performance, and level 2 as the description of excellent performance. For a school to achieve satisfactory performance in an area, 70% of students must achieve at least level 3. Outcome scores, outcome scale scores, and the score reports from the MSPAP program are described. Five appendixes describe the proficiency level scale score ranges, the level descriptions, use of the MSPAP for school improvement, the various score reports, and additional MSPAP documentation. (Contains three appendix tables and one reference.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.