ERIC Number: ED483451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Understanding the North Carolina Pretest?Grade 3. Assessment Brief, Volume 9, Number 6
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The North Carolina Pretest?Grade 3 is administered to all grade 3 students during the first three weeks of school. The pretest measures the knowledge and skills specified for grade 2 from the reading and mathematics goals and objectives of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The pretest is used in the determination of growth in student performance during the school year for the school-by-school ABCs Accountability Program. The pretest provides pre-scores for third graders in the accountability model because there is no grade 2 test to provide the pre-data for the growth analysis. Growth is determined by comparing student performance on the grade 3 pretest with student performance on the grade 3 end-of-grade test that is administered the last three weeks of the school year. The pretest is not designed to make student placement or diagnostic decisions in isolation.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Grade 3
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.