NWEA - Northwest Evaluation Association
Why does the End-of-Test Screen report for the Screening Math test look different for each student?
The Screening Mathematics test has a simple adaptive nature so each student’s experience of the test is slightly different. Every student sees 15 items in the core concept areas. The student’s responses in each of these three areas determine which 3 of the other 6 areas are presented in the last 15 items in the test. Each student will have scores in 6 of the 9 core concept areas. For instance, if the student answers 4 or 5 of the Number/Numeral 1-10 items correctly, the student is presented with 5 items in Number/Numeral 11-20 area, whereas if they answered <4 correctly, they would see 5 Matching items. Because of the adaptive nature of the test, the test is only scored at the concept (sub-skill) level. The Guidelines for Placing Students document gives additional detail.
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