Iowa Test of Basic Skills Results

The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, meaning each child’s performance is compared with a nationally representative sample of students who took the tests. These students are referred to as the “normative sample.” The tests can be used to measure growth in fundamental areas of school achievement: vocabulary, reading comprehension, language, mathematics, social studies, science, and other sources of in-formation. The achievement standards represented by the tests are crucial in educational development because they can determine the extent to which students will benefit from future instruction.
The ITBS is constructed to reflect a sampling of curriculum objectives used throughout the nation. The ITBS is not designed to correspond perfectly to any states’ curriculum.
We tested our students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in the areas of English/language arts (ELA) and math. Their national percentile rank of average standard scores of our students class by class are listed below.
We are excited as we will be adding the 6th grade this year to our scope of grades offered, with the goal of 7th and 8th in the years to follow.
3rd grade
ELA 80.5 percentile
Math 89.5 percentile
4th grade
ELA 89.0 percentile
Math 95.0 percentile
5th grade
ELA 75.0 percentile
Math 69.0 percentile