Civic Report
No. 33 February 2003


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

Table 7
Blue Valley, KS

Level Score Correlations

Gain Score Correlations

Elementary Math, 2000

0.27

Elementary Math, 20012000

0.19

Elementary Math, 2001

0.52

Elementary Reading, 20012000

0.26

Elementary Reading, 2000

0.44

Middle School Math, 20012000

0.11

Elementary Reading, 2001

0.24

Middle School Reading, 20012000

0.26

Elementary Science, 2001

0.44

High School Reading, 20012000

-0.21

Middle School Math, 2000

-0.03

Average

0.12

Middle School Math, 2001

0.21

 

 

Middle School Reading, 2000

0.62

 

 

Middle School Reading, 2001

0.14

 

 

Middle School Science, 2001

0.62

 

 

Middle School Social Studies, 2001

0.72

 

 

High School Reading, 2000

0.88

 

 

High School Reading, 2001

0.99

 

 

High School Science, 2001

0.96

 

 

High School Social Studies, 2001

0.95

 

 

Average

0.53

 

 

High Stakes: Kansas Assessment
Low Stakes: Iowa Test of Basic Skills

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