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Classworks Assessments: Scaled Scores

Overview
When using multiple forms of an assessment, there will be variations in scores across forms and from one test administration to another. These variations make it difficult to compare students’ scores across test administrations and over time. Classworks has created a common vertical scale based upon national field test results to alleviate this issue. 

Classworks formal assessments provide parallel forms to allow comparability of scores over time and to allow accurate measurement of growth. 

Vertically scaling students’ scores allows the comparison of test scores across individual administrations of a test. It also allows a meaningful comparison of those scores from year to year to document student progress. 

The following tables display the scaled cut scores for Universal Screeners and for Benchmark assessments. 

For High School Assessment Information click here.

Readiness Level Cut Scores for the Universal Screener Assessments
GradeMathReading
K210210
1250260
2290290
3330330
4380390
5420430
6460480
7500530
8540580
9630660
10680710

Example: 
Test Administered: 2nd Grade Math Screener

2nd Grade Student
Score: 290 or Above - Student is ready for 2nd grade instruction.
Score: Below 290 - student may need additional intervention.

Proficiency Level Cut Scores for the Summative Benchmark Assessments
GradeMathReading
K12301290
112801320
213301370
313801410
414201460
514801530
615201570
715801620
816401680
ENG-1730
ALG1700-
GEOM1720-

Example: 
Test Administered: 4th Grade Math Benchmark

4th Grade Student
Score: 1420 or Above - Student is proficient on 4th grade skills*.
Score: Below 1420 - student is not proficient on 4th grade skills*.

Note: The scaled scores for Summative Benchmark and Universal Screener assessments are not comparable. The Summative Benchmark assessments are on-grade level tests for measuring student growth. The Universal Screeners are readiness tests. They combine on-grade level material with items from lower grades. While this allows a broader picture of a student’s progress, the results are not comparable. 


Time-of-Year Targets
Scaled Scores are expected to increase over the course of the year. The following tables list the expected target scores for the beginning, middle, and end of the year for each grade and subject.

Universal Screener Targets
GradeMath
Beginning
of Year
Math
Middle
of Year
Math
End
of Year
Reading
Beginning
of Year
Reading
Middle
of Year
Reading
End
of Year
K210230250210235260
1250270290260275290
2290310330290310330
3330355380330360390
4380400420390410430
5420440460430455480
6460480500480505530
7500520540530555580
8540565590580600620
9590610630620640660
10630655680660685710


Summative Benchmark Targets
GradeMath 
Beginning 
of Year
Math 
Middle 
of Year
Math 
End 
of Year
Reading 
Beginning 
of Year
Reading 
Middle 
of Year
Reading 
End 
of Year
K121012201230123012601290
1123012551280129013051320
2128013051330132013451370
3133013551380137013901410
4138014001420141014351460
5142014501480146014951530
6148015001520153015501570
7152015501580157015951620
8158016101640162016501680
ENG---168017051730
ALG165016751700---
GEOM167016951720---


Universal Screener Score Range
GradeMathReading
K200 - 280200 - 300
1200 - 350200 - 350
2200 - 400200 - 400
3200 - 450200 - 440
4200 - 490200 - 480
5200 - 540200 - 540
6200 - 590200 - 590
7200 - 650200 - 640
8200 - 700200 - 680
9200 - 750200 - 750
10200 - 800200 - 800


Summative Benchmark Score Range
GradeMathReading
K1200 - 12701200 - 1330
11200 - 13501200 - 1370
21200 - 14001200 - 1430
31200 - 15001200 - 1480
41200 - 15201200 - 1530
51200 - 15801200 - 1590
61200 - 16201200 - 1650
71200 - 16901200 - 1690
81200 - 17201200 - 1750
 ENG - 1200 - 1800
ALG1200 - 1800-
GEOM1200 - 1800-