ODE officials emphasized that the spring test data has not yet been verified by districts and is subject to change as first tests vs. retakes are sorted out. The state report card, with test score data for individual schools and districts, will be released around Sept. 15.
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Other preliminary test results that showed significant proficiency increases were seventh-grade English (up 7.15 percentage points), eighth-grade English (up 6.7), seventh-grade math (up 5.7) and fourth-grade English (up 4.9).
“These results are a general snapshot of how the state’s doing,” Woolard said. “We can’t use that to infer what any individual district’s results are.”
Brian Roget, ODE’s interim director of curriculum and assessment, said schools received their preliminary results in June and are in the process of putting them in their Education Management Information System to find missing records or scores that need adjustment or appeal.
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Roget said for those test questions that are released, schools will get student-level “item analysis” data to connect individual questions to the education standards they measure. That allows teachers and schools to see which questions their students struggled on and potentially make changes in how they teach subject matter the following year.