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  • Guide to Test Interpretation

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  • Developed and published under contract with the Association of Christian Schools International (CSP) by Data Recognition

    Corporation LLC, 20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, California 93940-5703. Copyright 2017 by Data Recognition Corporation

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction ................................................................................................................ 1 Purpose Statement ........................................................................................................................ 1

    Christian School Program (CSP):

    TerraNova Assessment Program ................................................................................. 1 TerraNova 3, CSP Edition

    Complete Battery (Grades K12) ................................................................................................ 1

    Test Development .................................................................................................................... 1

    Timed Assessment ................................................................................................................... 2

    Current Norms ......................................................................................................................... 2

    Standards Alignment ................................................................................................................ 2

    Content ..................................................................................................................................... 3

    Included in TerraNova 3, CSP Edition ................................................................................................. 3

    PLUS Tests ...................................................................................................................................... 3

    Bible Assessment ............................................................................................................................ 3

    Cognitive Skills and Abilities Assessments ......................................................................................... 4

    Primary Test of Cognitive Skills (Grades K1) ........................................................................ 4

    InView (Grades 212) .............................................................................................................. 4

    Resources for TerraNova, Third Edition ...................................................................................... 4

    Teachers Guide to TerraNova, Third Edition .................................................................................. 4

    Classroom Connections to TerraNova ...................................................................................... 5

    A Home Guide to Understanding Tests .................................................................................... 5

    Beyond the Numbers................................................................................................................ 5

    Scoring Services.................................................................................................................................. 5

    CSP Score Reports Package ............................................................................................................. 5

    Score Types ..................................................................................................................................... 6

    Interpretation of Scores ............................................................................................. 7 Norm-Referenced Score Interpretations

    of TerraNova, Third Edition ................................................................................................................ 7

    Scale Score ...................................................................................................................................... 7

    National Percentile ................................................................................................................... 7

    Normal Curve Equivalent ........................................................................................................ 8

    National Stanine ....................................................................................................................... 9

    Grade Equivalent ....................................................................................................................................... 9

    Criterion-Referenced Score Interpretations

    of TerraNova, Third Edition ....................................................................................................... 10

    Objectives Performance Index ............................................................................................... 10

    Objectives Mastery Levels ..................................................................................................... 10

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    Moderate Mastery Range ....................................................................................................... 10

    InView Scores ............................................................................................................................ 11

    Cognitive Skills Index ............................................................................................................ 11

    Anticipated Achievement Score ............................................................................................. 11

    DIFF Score .............................................................................................................................. 11

    The Lexile Measure .................................................................................................................... 11

    Performance Levels .................................................................................................................... 12

    Performance Level Descriptors .............................................................................................. 13

    Performance Level Cut Scores ................................................................................................ 13

    Reports ..................................................................................................................... 16 TerraNova, Third Edition,

    Complete Battery Reports ......................................................................................................... 16

    2011 Norms ........................................................................................................................... 16

    Individual Profile Report ....................................................................................................... 17

    Individual Profile Report, Complete Battery .......................................................................... 17

    Individual Profile with InView ............................................................................................... 18

    Student Record Label ............................................................................................................. 24

    Student Record Label with InView ......................................................................................... 24

    Bible Assessment Reports .......................................................................................................... 25

    Bible Assessment Summary Report ....................................................................................... 25

    Bible Assessment Roster Report ............................................................................................. 25

    Bible Assessment Student Report ........................................................................................... 25

    Assessment Data Online ............................................................................................................... 30

    Assessment Data Online for Home ............................................................................................... 31

    Optional Reports ....................................................................................................................... 33

  • Guide to Test Interpretation Page 1

    Introduction

    Purpose Statement

    The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is providing this Guide to Test Interpretation as

    a complement to its TerraNovaTM3 Christian School Program (CSP). Developed as a resource for schools,

    this guide offers descriptions of reports, definitions and interpretations of scores, and general information

    about using the testing data appropriately. We encourage administrators and teachers to examine and

    analyze the testing data as a component of an informed deci

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