ARMT LEVEL IV RESULTS
* PARCA has redacted reports with 10 or fewer students following protocols established by the Alabama State Department of Education as well as instance that might otherwise compromise confidentiality.
STATEWIDE ARMT TEST SCORE COMPARISONS FOR ALABAMA SCHOOLS
At the level of school systems and schools, the goal of test-score analysis should be to engage external as well as internal stakeholders in a process focused on improving student performance.
The Method: Easily Understood Comparisons
This is best accomplished through straightforward comparisons that are easily understood by all stakeholders. The comparisons should identify various levels of performance, recognizing success while encouraging goal-setting for improved performance within the system and at each school.
Students are tested for subject-matter mastery on the Alabama Reading and Math Test (ARMT) in grades 3-8. Results are presented as percentages of students in various subgroups scoring at one of four levels of performance, by grade and subject. Analyzing results by subgroup ensures that we focus on persistent performance gaps that need to be eliminated.
Level IV results provide the best benchmark for performance in the national setting, as seen by comparing ARMT to NAEP results.