Test Results Delivery

Tests results will be uploaded to our website. Once they are uploaded an email will be automatically generated and sent to the email account associated with the student. The email will contain a link to the test results. Click on that link and follow the directions. It will prompt you to log in. Please use the log in information used to register the student.  Once logged in please click on the “My Results” tab and pick the year you would like to view. At this point you can just view or download and save or print.

Each Test Result contains basic information:

Norms:

Stanford 10

Stanford 10 reports only have the national norm. We use the 2007 norming group.

CTP

The CTP reports will list

  1. National Norm which consists of all students that took the test.
  2. Suburban Norm which consists of students in suburban public schools that took the test.
  3. Independent Norm which consists of students in independent schools (public and private) that took the test.

The CTP norms are based on the previous three years. There is not a specific test year like the Stanford 10.

Raw Score (RS) and Max Points:

Found only on the Stanford 10 onsite reports. RS is the number correct and Maxpts is the number possible. On the Stanford 10 online reports these are marked by NP for number possible, NA for number attempted, and NC for number correct.

National Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE):

https://www.qps.org/files/assessment/NCE_curve.JPG

https://www.qps.org/files/assessment/NCE_curve.JPG

Percentile Rank (PR):

In the PR-S result’s column, a  score of 50% would indicate that the student scored in the middle of his norming population.  A score of 60% would indicate your student performed better than 60% of those students and has a better than average score. The number after the dash (1-9) is where on the normalized chart your child is compared to their peers; the higher the number, the better the student performed.

Grade Equivalence (GE):

GE is only found on the Stanford 10 report. It is the most misunderstood section of the test results information. For example, if a fourth-grade student’s score is 5.2 on a given test, the student performed as well as the average (50th percentile) fifth grader in the second month of school. This statistical data should not be used to place a child in a particular grade level or to “jump”  grades.  On the other hand, if  a child scores significantly below average, the parents should review the material that child had difficulty with and see what the reason was for the poor performance (please see “Moving Forward from Testing” on the “Test Results” page).  It could be that the student had not covered material on a given test section, or that the child had a bad day, that he or she needs to review the material, or that he or she simply didn’t understand the material as expected.

Scaled Score (SS):

SS are generated using the student’s raw score from each test combined with the difficulty of the questions. SS should increase each year to show growth and knowledge retention.

Stanine’s (ST9):

ST9 compares your student’s scores with other students in the norming group. They are numbered from 1 to 9 with 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest. The data is obtained from using the bell chart created from the test results of the norming group. See bell chart above.

Lexile Measure:

The Lexile measurement represents your student’s instructional level of reading. This measurement helps a teacher to choose reading material that is in the student’s reading level.

Quantile Measures:

This is only found on the CTP report and it similar to the Lexile measurement but it measures the student’s level of mathematical achievement and readiness to learn new concepts.

Performance/Mastery:

The Stanford 10 onsite version uses the four Performance Standards (Perf):

Advanced (Adv.)-signifies superior performance beyond grade level mastery;

Proficient (Prof.)-represents solid academic performance, indicating that the student is prepared for the next grade level;

Basic (Basic)-denotes partial mastery of the knowledge and skills that are fundamental for satisfactory work;

Below Basic (Below)- indicates less than partial mastery.

The Stanford 10 online report just uses Below Average, Average, and Above Average. See bell chart above.

The CTP report gives a Student % of mastery.

More information on interpreting results can be found in the ” CTP Parent Guides” found in the “Parent Kit”. The “Parent Kit”also contains samples of all three types of reports-Stanford 10 onsite, online, and the CTP.

Always use caution when interpreting your students test results. Since you as the parent are the student’s teacher and are with him/her on a daily basis ask yourself if this truly reflects your student. Some students are not great test takers and some might have been having a bad day or something else bothering them that day. Please do not get upset and change your whole curriculum based on the scoring report. The report is designed to show your student’s strengths along with their weaknesses to guide you in educating your student. This is why yearly testing can be beneficial because you can  see growth over the years and where to place your efforts.

Watch these short videos for more information about interpreting test results from the SAT-10: