READ ON INTERNET AND IS SO WRONG: “I like GE and AEs for all test scores…scores for reading. Parents can understand GEs and AEs a lot better than it is for them to comprehend Scaled Scores, Standard Scores and Percentiles.”
He said, “READ THE SIGNS!”...what he actually implied was “CAN’T YOU READ?” (which might just be what he really said).
“Can anyone help me understand the significance of a "relative weakness" in word attack skills...I've read all the test manuals and literacy research, yet I still struggle..."
To my students, “More than anything, I’d like to understand how you learn. I would like to have the answers and solutions for you—for all of you.
What was read on the internet: I like GE and AEs for all test scores and Lexile scores for reading. Parents can understand GEs and AEs a lot better than it is for them to comprehend Scaled Scores, Standard Scores and Percentiles.
Different types of scores can be reported on the same test, but that is not an issue if we have the following Normal Distribution chart with us. To show that, let’s look at some examples of different test scores that may be reported to you, beginning with percentiles.
What was said on the internet: “I like GE and AEs for all test scores…scores for reading. Parents can understand GEs and AEs a lot better than it is for them to comprehend Scaled Scores, Standard Scores and Percentiles.”
Different tests often report scores in a variety of ways and we want to understand what those scores mean. And if different tests report scores in different ways, wouldn’t it be nice if we could compare those different test scores to each other?
Way back in the dark ages neither AT (1990) nor accommodations (1997) had seen the light of day in IDEA. In IDEA, AT can be found in Section 300.105 and under Section 300.324, a, (2) (consideration of special factors). In IDEA, the term “accommodations” is found in 300.160 (Participation in assessments).
Everyone by now has received at least one progress report, but the question is: What did you learn from the report? Or, what do you know now that you did not know at the time the IEP was written?