Guide for Parents: Understanding Performance Series Test Scores

In September, students in grades 2-8 were assessed using the Performance Series Test. These test score reports will be sent home on Friday, October 30th. Students in grades 2-5 will receive their scores in their Friday folder while middle schoolers (grades 6-8) will be given their scores in a sealed envelope.

Sometimes interpreting scores can be difficult. To assist in interpreting the scores, we are providing this letter distributed by the Office of Catholic Schools. This document outlines the Scantron Performance Series Reading and Mathematics score report. The intent is to provide support in better understanding how the Performance Series Test delivers the assessments to meet students’ individual goals.

Additionally, the score report provides assistance on how to interpret scores and to better understand your child’s current areas of strength and areas for further growth. Teachers use these scores to direct individualized  instruction  in their classrooms with groups of students demonstrating the same areas of need.

We look forward to assessing student growth again upon returning from the Christmas Holiday break.