Private School Assessment Information 2007-2008 NCLB-Blue Ribbon Schools Program August 16, 2007 This information

is provided for private schools interested in being nominated for the No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon Schools Award by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) based on the criterion that the school is in the top 10 percent of the schools in the nation in reading and mathematics. Publishers of nationally normed achievement tests have provided “cutoff scores” that define the top 10 percent of schools in each of these two subject areas. The names of these tests and their publishers are Test Name ITBS/ITED (Forms A,B) ITBS/TAP (Forms K,L,M) SAT – 9th Ed (Form S) SAT – 10th Ed (Form A) MAT 8 (Form V) Terra Nova (All Forms) CAT * CTP III CTP IV SAT PSAT ACT PLAN * Test Publisher Riverside Publishing Riverside Publishing Harcourt Educational Measurement Harcourt Educational Measurement Harcourt Educational Measurement CTB/McGraw-Hill CTB/McGraw-Hill Educational Records Bureau Educational Records Bureau College Board College Board ACT ACT

CTB/McGraw-Hill has stated that they cannot compute school norms for CAT/5 because they do not have the data.

If your school has student achievement assessment results on one of these nationally normed tests that may provide evidence that the school is in the top 10 percent of all schools nationally, review the tables provided below and find the two tables, one for reading and one for mathematics, for that test. Each table contains “cutoff scores” for each grade in which the test can be administered. The “cutoff score” is the minimum score a school needs to be nominated as being in the top 10 percent of the schools in the nation for that test. Further details about these “cutoff scores” are provided on the next page.

Mean Scale Scores Corresponding to the 90th Percentile of National School Norms For the test identified under “Test Name,” the tables below provide the • • the average (mean) scale score that corresponds to the 90th percentile in national school norms (Column 1), and the percentile equivalent of that average scale score in national student norms (Column 2)

for each grade in which the test can be administered. Note that the Terra Nova scores are given in NCEs, not scale scores. The “cutoff scores” provided in Column 1 are provided for only one specific total or composite score in reading and one specific total or composite score in mathematics (look under “Score Name”). These total or composite scores were identified by the publisher as providing the most comprehensive coverage of reading that includes reading comprehension and the most comprehensive coverage of mathematics. The school should examine its testing results and find the average (mean) scale score in reading and mathematics in each grade tested. If these results equal or exceed the average scale score that corresponds to the 90th percentile in national school norms in Column 1 for both reading and mathematics in the highest grade tested in the most recent year administered, this will be considered sufficient evidence that the school is in the top 10 percent of all schools nationally. If the school’s testing results do not include average scale scores, but they do include the national percentile equivalent of the average scale score based on student norms, compare these results to the national student percentile equivalent for the 90th school percentile in Column 2. If these results equal or exceed the national student percentile equivalent in Column 2 for both reading and mathematics in the highest grade tested in the most recent year administered, this will be considered sufficient evidence that the school is in the top 10 percent of all schools nationally. Note that, with the exception of the MAT 8, these “cutoff scores” are based on spring norms only. If the school administered a test during the fall or winter, the school may either use the Column 2 comparison based on the spring norms or contact the publisher for comparable information in Column 1 based on norms for the appropriate time of year.

READING Test Name ITBS/ITED (Forms A,B) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 137 161 182 200 218 232 247 262 276 287 295 303 309 Score Name Reading Total Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 85 78 74 73 74 72 73 76 77 78 79 79 79

Test Name ITBS/ITED (Forms A,B) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics Total (w/ or w/o Computation) Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 80 74 73 72 74 77 73 73 72 73 75 75 74 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 139 159 179 198 217 234 250 264 276 287 296 304 309

READING Test Name ITBS/TAP (Forms K,L,M) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 137 161 182 201 218 233 248 262 277 288 296 304 310 Score Name Reading Total Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 85 73 76 74 75 74 74 75 78 78 78 78 78

Test Name ITBS/TAP (Forms K,L,M) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics Total (w/ or w/o Computation) Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 80 76 72 74 74 73 73 73 74 74 75 74 75 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 139 160 179 199 217 234 250 264 277 288 297 304 310

READING Test Name SAT – 9 Ed. (Form S) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 487 565 610 640 665 681 687 705 718 721 725 727 729
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Score Name Total Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 77 76 73 70 74 76 74 74 75 70 69 69 69

Test Name SAT – 9th Ed. (Form S) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Total Mathematics Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 75 76 74 74 74 74 77 73 75 73 69 71 71 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 517 556 596 625 650 669 686 694 707 710 716 720 722

READING Test Name SAT – 10 Ed. (Form A) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 519 574 616 646 667 681 690 696 701 708 719 736 751
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Score Name Total Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 86 66 67 74 81 83 78 74 72 70 68 75 85

Test Name SAT – 10th Ed. (Form A) Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Total Mathematics Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 76 82 73 71 79 81 78 79 78 75 74 76 78 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 524 566 601 630 654 673 687 699 707 714 719 724 728

READING Test Name MAT – 8th Ed. (Form V) School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Fall Spring 469 534 531 577 580 610 616 635 642 654 661 667 673 677 682 684 688 690 695 697 704 706 717 718 734 735 Score Name Total Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) Fall Spring 87 83 81 71 68 69 72 79 78 80 80 79 80 76 78 78 76 76 79 67 78 72 82 80 90 89

Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Test Name MAT – 8th Ed. (Form V) School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Fall Spring 483 531 537 576 581 613 617 644 645 668 666 688 683 703 696 715 707 724 716 732 726 737 737 743 747 749 Score Name Total Mathematics Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) Fall Spring 79 80 79 77 80 75 78 80 79 73 70 77 73 80 75 79 73 79 77 73 76 73 77 76 80 79

Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

READING Test Name Terra Nova Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Score Name Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

64.1 63.8 64.1 64.8 65.8 65.8

75 74 75 76 77 77

Test Name Terra Nova Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

64.5 64.1 63.8 64.5 64.1 65.5

75 75 74 75 75 77

READING Test Name SAT – 2006-2007 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Score Name Critical Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

605 MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1)

84

Test Name SAT – 2006-2007 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

606

80

READING Test Name PSAT/NMSQT – 2006-2007 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Score Name Critical Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

55

83

Test Name PSAT/NMSQT – 2006-2007 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1)

55

81

READING Test Name ACT 2006-07 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Score Name Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

24.6 MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1)

Test Name ACT 2006-07 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

24.2

READING Test Name PLAN 2006-07 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) Score Name Reading Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

20.4

Test Name PLAN 2006-07 Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1)

20.9

READING Test Name CTP III Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 298 314 324 330 339 346 352 355 362 367 370 373 MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics School Mean Scale Score at 90th Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 240 269 283 300 311 325 336 342 347 361 369 374 READING Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) Score Name Reading Comprehension Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2)

Test Name CTP III Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Test Name CTP IV Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 School Mean Scale Score at 90 Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 298 314 324 332 344 346 352 356 356
th

Score Name Reading Comprehension Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 75 75 71 72 80 75 76 75 70

Test Name CTP IV Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

MATHEMATICS Score Name Mathematics School Mean Scale Score at 90 Percentile of National School Norms (Column 1) 240 269 289 294 324 335 357 359 363
th

Student Percentile Equivalent for the 90th School Percentile (Column 2) 75 75 80 67 82 75 82 75 74

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