Each October, grades 3 – 10 take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) test. ITBS testing measures each student’s skills, achievement, and critical thinking. Developed at the University of Iowa and backed by a tradition of more than 70 years of educational research and test development experience, the ITBS provides an in-depth assessment of students achievement of important educational objectives.
Tests in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and information sources yield reliable and comprehensive information both about the development of students skills and about their ability to think critically.
California public school’s STAAR testing is not available to private schools like Valley View, and it is not possible to correlate ITBS test scores with STAAR test scores. For a comparison and to better understand the unique differences of ITBS and STAAR testing, you may wish to visit the tamsa.org page here.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to find an explanation of ITBS scores measurements.
MAP Growth tests begin with a question appropriate for the student’s grade level, then dynamically adapt throughout the test in response to student performance. This progressive refinement allows MAP Growth to challenge top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.
With a special focus on the unique developmental needs of the youngest learners, including audio support, MAP Growth K-2 is an adaptive interim assessment that identifies a child’s starting point as early as possible and tracks growth over time. MAP Growth K-2 also provides pre-literacy and number skills screening measures for early identification and intervention, and specific skill measures that can be used to assess mastery.