ERIC Number: ED457179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Test of Basic Skills, 2000-2001. Measuring Up. E&R Report.
In the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is administered to all third grade students each year. The ITBS, which is one of the assessments used as a screening tool for the Academically Gifted Program, was given to approximately 7,700 third graders in 2000. The ITBS can be given as a complete battery or a Survey Battery. The WCPSS uses the Survey Battery with the Integrated Writing Skills Test. Results are reported for a core total and for each of the three sections of this version of the ITBS: Reading, Integrated Writing Skills, and Mathematics. Scores are calculated to show Grade Equivalent (GE) and Percentile Rank (PR), and results are derived from national norms established in December 1995. WCPSS averages show little variation in GE scores across the three subject areas. The core total GE for WCPSSS third graders on the survey battery was 3.6. The GE for reading was 3.6, for integrated writing, 3.7, and for mathematics, 3.7. The core total percentile rank of the average score for WCPSS third graders was 62. These scores represent improvement over the last 2 years. A table presents GE and PR figures for each elementary school in the district. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills