As you review your student's results, we'd like to remind you of several things that will help you understand these results:
1. In the top section of the results, the primary number to consider is the National PR-S (Percentile - Stanine).
This percentile compares your student's performance to students in the same grade across the nation. A 70% means that your student performed as well as or better than 70% of students nationally in that subject.
Stanine scores in the 7th-9th stanine indicate above average scores, the 4th-6th stanine indicate average scores, and the 1st-3rd stanine indicate below average scores.
2. In the lower portion of the results, look for the SAI (Student Ability Index).
This number gives you a general idea of your student's God-given ability. Average ability is 85-115, Above average is 115-130, and Gifted is 130 and above.
3. Look at the AAC Range.
This is a comparison of your student with other students with the same ability for the subject, not the general population. If your child scored "Middle" it means he is achieving right at his ability level. When the level of achievement matches the level of ability, this is a good thing!
If your child scored "High", it means that your child has scored higher than most students of his ability level. "Low" indicates your child has scored lower than most students of his ability level.
4. Be sure to read the narratives for each subject.
5. The Lexile measurement lets you know the reading level where your student is comfortable reading.
6. Remember that standardized tests are just a snapshot taken on one day. They do not in any way determine your student's report card grades. These results do not fully describe your child.
Your child is much more than test results! Please keep the proper perspective. If we can help you understand the results, please don't hesitate to call Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Hamilton or Mrs. Borders.