Power point for Test Strategies - Download file and open it. Read through the power point. Advance slides by clicking on the individual slides on the left. Take notes.
Utah State Office of Education
Fingertip Facts - This document tells you about the students in 2010. How many of each group took the tests and what their mean score was.
Adequate Yearly Progress Reports - You can check your school or others to see if the students and the teachers made sufficient or adequate progress. That means that if the students did poorly on the test, everybody (the teachers, administrators, district and the State of Utah) has to know it and figure out how to do better.
Assessment Reports - Graphs that show how Utah students performed.
What is CRT, and how is it used? As each school years draws to a close, all students in Utah public schools are required to take an end-of-level test. This test is call a CRT ( Criterion-Referenced Test ) or Core Test. The results are used statewide and nationwide to assess student competencies in particular areas. The CRT is based on the Utah Core Curriculum, or the statewide standards that should be taught in each grade. Your performance on this test contributes to our school results, which will help determine whether or not our school is meeting the standards of our nation's No Child Left Behind Act. Results are also used to appropriate funding in areas in need of improvement. Educators use the results on a classroom level to determine the effectiveness of teaching strategies.