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Interpreting Standardized Test Scores: Strategies for Data-Driven Instructional Decision Making is designed to help K-12 teachers and administrators understand the nature of standardized tests and, in particular, the scores that result from them. This useful manual helps teachers develop the skills necessary to incorporate these test scores into various types of instructional decision making—a process known as “data-driven decision making”—necessitated by the needs of their students.

Test Reports
Test reports

In this module, we begin the process of inspecting various types of test performance reports that result from the administration of standardized tests. We will discuss the major types of reports namely reports of individual student performance, reports of the performance across a class of students, and reports of performance across even larger groups of students (e.g., for students across an entire school or district at a particular grade level). Several samples of test score reports are provided in this module. Examination of these test reports will undoubtedly leave you asking further questions such as “What does each of these scores actually mean?” Detailed discussions of the reports and the specific scores they contain will follow in Modules 5 and 6. In ...

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