Civic Report
No. 33 February 2003


Testing High Stakes Tests: Can We Believe the Results of Accountability Tests?

Table 2
Florida

Level Score Correlations

Gain Score Correlations

Grade 3 Math, 2001

0.97

Grade 3 Math, 20022001

0.81

Grade 3 Math, 2002

0.96

Grade 3 Reading, 20022001

0.88

Grade 3 Reading, 2001

0.98

Grade 4 Math, 20022001

0.76

Grade 3 Reading, 2002

0.97

Grade 4 Reading, 20012000

0.73

Grade 4 Math, 2001

0.97

Grade 4 Reading, 20022001

0.77

Grade 4 Math, 2002

0.96

Grade 5 Math, 20012000

0.76

Grade 4 Reading, 2000

0.96

Grade 5 Math, 20022001

0.79

Grade 4 Reading, 2001

0.96

Grade 5 Reading, 20022001

0.80

Grade 4 Reading, 2002

0.95

Grade 6 Math, 20022001

0.76

Grade 5 Math, 2000

0.95

Grade 6 Reading, 20022001

0.78

Grade 5 Math, 2001

0.96

Grade 7 Math, 20022001

0.74

Grade 5 Math, 2002

0.95

Grade 7 Reading, 20022001

0.66

Grade 5 Reading, 2001

0.98

Grade 8 Math, 20012000

0.60

Grade 5 Reading, 2002

0.98

Grade 8 Math, 20022001

0.75

Grade 6 Math, 2001

0.97

Grade 8 Reading, 20012000

0.65

Grade 6 Math, 2002

0.97

Grade 8 Reading, 20022001

0.73

Grade 6 Reading, 2001

0.97

Grade 9 Math, 20022001

0.66

Grade 6 Reading, 2002

0.98

Grade 9 reading, 20022001

0.67

Grade 7 Math, 2002

0.97

Grade 10 Math, 20012000

0.48

Grade 7 Reading, 2001

0.97

Grade 10 Math, 20022001

0.68

Grade 7 Reading, 2001

0.97

Grade 10 Reading, 20012000

0.43

Grade 7 Reading, 2002

0.97

Grade 10 Reading, 20022001

0.70

Grade 8 Math, 2000

0.95

Average

0.71

Grade 8 Math, 2001

0.95

 

 

Grade 8 Math, 2002

0.97

 

 

Grade 8 Reading, 2000

0.96

 

 

Grade 8 Reading, 2001

0.97

 

 

Grade 8 Reading, 2002

0.97

 

 

Grade 9 Math, 2001

0.97

 

 

Grade 9 Math, 2002

0.96

 

 

Grade 9 Reading, 2001

0.97

 

 

Grade 9 Reading, 2002

0.97

 

 

Grade 10 Math, 2000

0.90

 

 

Grade 10 Math, 2001

0.95

 

 

Grade 10 Math, 2002

0.94

 

 

Grade 10 Reading, 2000

0.89

 

 

Grade 10 Reading, 2001

0.97

 

 

Grade 10 Reading, 2002

0.96

 

 

Average

0.96

 

 

High Stakes: Florida Comprensive Assessment Test
Low Stakes: Stanford-9

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