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Following this tradition, TerraNova,® Third Edition reports feature rich, graphic data presentations, clear indications of academic achievement, and interpretive information. The following pages provide a comprehensive look at TerraNova 3 reports that allow test administrators to distribute information quickly to teachers, parents, administrators, and others.
CTB provides over 75 different reporting options for TerraNova 3. These options vary in the number of copies of each report and whether reports for individual students are included. Various reporting plans are available to help simplify the ordering process. The tabs below represent only a small portion of the available TerraNova 3 reports.
TerraNova 3 reports include the following features:
- A clear description of the intended purpose and audience
- An explanation of how to interpret the report
- Comparative data on how students or groups are performing with respect to other students or groups (locally and nationally)
- A statement about what the test data suggest
- Information about how students are performing with respect to instructional objectives
- State Proficiency reports featuring item-by-item alignments to your state standards
Learn more about just a few of TerraNova 3's reporting options below:
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- Home Report
- State Group
The TerraNova 3 Home Report, available in English or Spanish, helps you inform parents or guardians about their student's academic progress, allowing them to become more involved in the learning process. This easy-to-understand report is particularly useful for parent–teacher conferences. The second page of the Home Report describes the content measured by each test and provides the student's level of content understanding. The primary audience for the Home Report is parents or guardians, followed by teachers and students.
The Individual Profile Report is one of many assessment reports that CTB offers. The report helps you identify a student's strengths and weaknesses in both norm- and criterion-referenced terms. Data are presented in an attractive, understandable format of numeric, graphic, and narrative elements that describe student performance on each content area and objective. The Individual Profile Report is a valuable tool for parent-teacher conferences. The primary audiences for the Individual Profile Report are teachers and counselors, followed by parents or guardians and principals.
The Item Analysis Report shows how each student responded to each test item, including constructed-response items in Multiple Assessments. This report helps identify specific errors made by the students and the specific types of items that students may not understand—a valuable tool to help the teacher identify areas of instructional need.
The Student Performance Level Report (SPLR) provides a measure of what the student can do in terms of the content and skills assessed by TerraNova 3 and what is typically found in curricula over a span of several grades. The SPLR indicates which of the five performance levels the student has reached in each content area. Levels 1 through 3 indicate partial proficiency in the content area. Level 4 indicates that an adequate level of proficiency has been reached, and Level 5 indicates that the student is at an advanced level. This information is valuable in planning effective teaching strategies. The sample report shows performance levels for Grades 3–5.
The State Group Performance Level Report groups students alphabetically by performance category and content area. Performance levels provide a measure of what students can do in terms of the content and skills assessed by TerraNova 3. The TerraNova 3 performance levels reported are based on the relationship between TerraNova 3 and state tests as well as patterns of growth observed across the nation.
The Objectives Summary, Parts I and II provides information about various groups' mastery of each of the TerraNova 3 objectives so that comparisons can be made. Together with other classroom and/or district assessments, this information can be used to analyze potential curriculum strengths and needs relative to major content areas listed on the report. Part II of this report provides additional information about group mastery of each of the TerraNova 3 objectives.
Presents TerraNova 3 student performance information to identify students’ potential strengths and needs in major content areas. A Spanish version of the Home Report is also available.
Individual Profile Report
Describes achievement in terms of performance on objectives, presents norm-referenced information and descriptions of students’ demonstrated skills and abilities, and outlines opportunities for additional practice and/or intervention.
Reading Links Report
Provides a list of books that can help students improve their reading skills. Books are recommended based on student recommended Lexile® ranges that are derived from performance on the TerraNova 3 Reading subtest. The report also lists the Lexile levels associated with student book selections.
Student Performance Level Report
Presents an achievement matrix that details student understanding relative to core content areas for each of the five performance levels.
Group List Report, Parts I and II
Summarizes achievement data for a specified group. Part I provides a variety of norm-referenced scores and Part II is a permanent record of individual scores for each student in a group.
Group Performance Level Report, Parts I and II
Groups students by performance level within each content area, allowing for identification of students with similar knowledge and skills. Part II summarizes this information and provides data on the national norm group.
State Group Performance Level Report
Groups students alphabetically by performance category and content area. Performance levels provide a measure of what students can do in terms of the content and skills assessed by TerraNova 3. The TerraNova 3 performance levels reported are based on the relationship between TerraNova 3 and state tests as well as patterns of growth observed across the nation.
Group Rank Order Report
Ranks groups based on a specified score type, for example, Median and National Percentiles, attained at the time of testing. These scores, along with other information, can be used to identify groups for special programs, awards, or recognition.
Instructional Grouping Report
Ranks students based on their test performance, as illustrated by the Objectives Performance Index (OPI). National and local percents of group mastery are provided for comparison purposes.
Item Analysis Report
Provides each student’s response for each item. This information can be useful in identifying common errors, curriculum needing further emphasis, and areas of strength.
Objectives Report, Part I
Provides information about group and individual mastery of each of the TerraNova 3 objectives so that comparisons can be made.
Rank Order Report with Lexiles
Ranks students based on their scale score on the TerraNova 3 Reading subtest. The Lexile Range is provided to assist you in determining book titles that may provide an appropriate challenge for the student based on the student’s performance.
Selected Student Report
Indicates which students met locally specified criteria at the time of testing. This information, along with other factors such as class performance and teacher judgment, can be used to identify students for special programs.
Student Rank Order Report
Ranks students based on a specified score type, for example, National Percentiles, attained at the time of testing. These scores, along with other information, can be used to identify students for special programs, awards, or recognition.
Assessment Summary, Parts I and II
Provides summary information regarding your group’s performance. Part I provides a graphic representation of the distribution for each content area, clearly noting the Median National Percentile. Part II provides a comprehensive numeric description of your group’s score distribution.
Assessment Summary, Parts III and IV
Part III provides an analysis of your group’s performance on the TerraNova 3 objectives. Part IV summarizes your group’s performance using two categories, “Proficiency” and “Partial Proficiency.” It allows you to compare local performance to national performance across content areas.
Content Area Summary, Parts I and II
Summarizes achievement data by content area for a group of students. Together with other sources, this information can be used to evaluate, plan, and establish educational priorities.
Longitudinal Summary Report
Provides an indicator of a group’s progress over multiple test administrations.
Item Analysis Summary, Part I
Summarizes local responses to selected- and constructed-response items. By providing national data, it also facilitates comparisons between national and local performance, revealing potential strengths and needs of the local group.
Objectives Summary, Parts I and II
Provides information about various groups’ mastery of each of the TerraNova 3 objectives so that comparisons can be made. Together with other classroom and/or district assessments, this information can be used to analyze potential curriculum strengths and needs relative to major content areas listed on the report. Part II of this report provides additional information about group mastery of each of the TerraNova 3 objectives.
Performance Level Summary, Parts I and II
Provides data that compare the percentage of local students with the percentage of the national norm group in each of the five performance levels within each content area. Part II provides a summary of this information.
Special Conditions and Accommodations Report
Helps administrators meet federal and state reporting requirements related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).The information can also enhance the understanding of results and program needs.
Statistical Analysis Report, Parts I, II, and III
Provides statistical information regarding your group’s performance. Part I provides a graphic representation of the distribution for each content area, clearly noting the Median National Percentile. Together with other sources, this information helps evaluate, plan, and establish educational priorities.
Part II provides the quintile distribution for each content area, indicating the number and percent of students in each National Percentile range.
Part III provides summary statistics for a complete understanding of performance trends and patterns.
TerraNova, Third Edition Reports Resources
Available in test levels 13 through 18 in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics, theTerraNova® Common Core tests are a set of TerraNova Multiple Assessments that measure the Common Core State Standards. These test forms share the same selective-response items with the TerraNova, Third Edition (TerraNova 3) Survey tests of the same test level and content area.
The additional items, including constructed-response items and various innovative item types such as performance tasks, were specifically developed to measure the Common Core State Standards. Items in these tests are aligned to both the TerraNova test content standards as well as the Common Core State Standards. Such dual alignment allows the objective (standard) level scores to be reported under both standard frameworks. The TerraNova Common Core Assessments, nationally normed in 2011, provide teachers, schools, and districts with useful diagnostic information to support a smooth transition to the Common Core State Standards.
This paper describes different Item Response Theory (IRT) models for both multiple- choice items and constructed-response items.