For the purpose of the Mathematics Program Evaluation, the District administered the mathematics portions of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) to fourth graders in January 2008. The SAT-10 was selected for its ability to provide national norms on a mid-year assessment of mathematics achievement as well as an analysis of student performance on individual test items. The Stanford Achievement Test for fourth grade students is comprised of 80 multiple choice questions; 48 questions on Math Problem Solving and 32 questions on Math Procedures. The Mathematics Procedures portion of the SAT-10 is performed without a calculator. Questions are aligned with the Oregon Content Standards and BSD Learning Targets from 3rd and 4th grade. Students received a scaled score, national percentile, and grade level equivalent on the assessment. The number of items answered and correct are reported in both process (e.g., Computation in Context) and content (e.g., Geometry) clusters of skills for 76 of the 80 items.
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2008