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Grade 4 Math MCAS Item Analysis

The math results for Grade 4 have been dropping over the past three years. You can check our MCAS results here: Shutesbury MCAS charts. I wanted to know more and did an item analysis on the 2004 and 2005 grade 4 math MCAS results. I had class aggregate data for each question for 2004 and 2005. I compared Shutebury's performance with the state average for each question. It is important to compare to the state average because in a well designed test questions vary considerably in difficulty. Each report also lists all the MCAS questions where Shutesbury students scored less than 0.9 of the state average.

Shutesbury 2004 MCAS 4th Grade Math Item Analysis

Shutesbury 2005 MCAS 4th Grade Math Item Analysis

Discuss the 4th grade MCAS Math test here.


Stephen Bannasch
106 Sand Hill Road, Shutesbury, MA 01072
413 259 9125
stephen@deanbrook.org

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