ERIC Number: ED425184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
State Norms for the North Carolina Testing Program. 1998 Edition.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
This publication provides a reference for educators and others interested in conducting comparative studies relative to North Carolina tests. It includes norms, tables, and other statistical information for all state-developed tests (state-mandated and local-option tests for which baseline data are available) that were administered during the current accountability cycle. The North Carolina ABCs Accountability Model requires extensive use of statistics from the state-mandated tests to monitor the progress of the state's public schools. Student improvement is monitored at the elementary and middle school levels through end-of-grade tests and at the high school level through end-of-course tests in the core subjects for which tests have been developed: English I and II; Algebra I and II; Geometry; U.S. History; Economic, Legal, and Political Systems; Physical Science; Biology; Physics; and Chemistry. Users of this publication are reminded that state-level frequency distributions and other descriptive statistics are prepared each year, but the normative statistics for baseline purposes are established the first year a test is used. Test interpretation material is provided in the following areas: (1) "Using Test Scores for Student Decisions"; (2) "End-of-Grade Tests--Achievement Levels by Subject and Grade"; (3) "End-of-Course Tests--Achievement Levels and Scale Scores; and (4) "Glossary of Testing and Other Statistical Terms." Tables present data on the state-mandated end-of-grade tests in reading and mathematics, local option end-of-grade tests in social studies, science, French, and Spanish, and state-mandated end-of-course tests. (Contains 62 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: North Carolina End of Course Testing Program