ERIC Number: ED465816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Delaware Student Testing Program: A Score Results Guide for Parents.
Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.
This report is intended to help parents understand the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) and the reports it generates. The tests of the DSTP are tied to the Delaware content standards that define the knowledge and skills required for students to succeed beyond high school. In spring 2001, the DSTP reading, writing, and mathematics tests were administered as they are annually, and administration of the Social Studies tests was planned for October 2001. Section 1 of this report introduces the DSTP and the reports stemming from it and answers some common questions about the program. Section 2 focuses on the English Language Arts report, and gives information about norms, score comparisons in reading and writing, an explanation of percentile ranks, and an explanation of performance levels and cut points. Section 3 provides similar information for mathematics, and section 5 contains equivalent information for Science and Social Studies. Section 5 is a detailed discussion of understanding reading and mathematics at all tested grades. Section 6 contains some suggestions to help students improve in school. An appendix contains sample reports. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Parents, Scores, State Programs, State Standards, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Testing Programs
Bureau of Archives and Records, Hall of Records, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, DE 19903-1402 (microfiche). Tel: 302-739-4604. For full text: http://www.doe.state.de.us/aab.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Delaware Student Testing Program