Civic Report
No. 33 February 2003


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

Table 4
Chicago, IL

Level Score Correlations

Gain Score Correlations

Elementary Math, 1997

0.85

Elementary Math, 19981997

0.03

Elementary Math, 1998

0.85

Elementary Math, 19991998

0.04

Elementary Math, 1999

0.82

Elementary Math, 20001999

0.00

Elementary Math, 2000

0.81

Elementary Math, 20012000

0.06

Elementary Math, 2001

0.86

Elementary Reading, 19981997

0.03

Elementary Reading, 1997

0.88

Elementary Reading, 19991998

0.02

Elementary Reading, 1998

0.89

Elementary Reading, 20001999

0.08

Elementary Reading, 1999

0.85

Elementary Reading, 20012000

0.04

Elementary Reading, 2000

0.86

Middle School Math, 19981997

-0.13

Elementary Reading, 2001

0.89

Middle School Math, 19991998

-0.12

Middle School Math, 1997

0.92

Middle School Math, 20001999

-0.02

Middle School Math, 1998

0.90

Middle School Math, 2001-2000

-0.08

Middle School Math, 1999

0.90

Middle School Reading, 19981997

-0.10

Middle School Math, 2000

0.88

Middle School Reading, 19991998

-0.05

Middle School Math, 2001

0.89

Middle School Reading, 20001999

-0.09

Middle School Reading, 1997

0.93

Middle School Reading, 20012000

-0.09

Middle School Reading, 1998

0.91

Average

-0.02

Middle School Reading, 1999

0.91

 

 

Middle School Reading, 2000

0.88

 

 

Middle School Reading, 2001

0.88

 

 

Average

0.88

 

 

High Stakes: Iowa Test of Basic Skills, grades 3,6,8
Low Stakes: Iowa Test of Basic Skills, grades 4,5,7

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