Each year since 2008, our yearly achievement tests have been taken by students in grades 2, 4, 6 & 8 during November of the school year. This allows us to receive the current achievement results by the end of the first semester. Parents receive results for students who tested in the 2nd quarter report card. This allows two great things to occur as a result of fall norm testing:
* Test results can drive instruction! Teachers receive very extensive breakdowns of what students and their classmates are doing well and where they need extra support and repetition.
* Parents can easily contact and confer with teachers. This mid-year timing allows for immediate intervention when necessary. The ‘old’ May testing time didn’t allow for results until late June.
IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS – Results Analysis Composite Scores 2011-2018
**Based upon National School Norms – Includes full battery of reading, math, language, social studies, science, and informational sources scores
Every year we follow the fall norms and have students complete achievement testing in grades 2, 4, 6, and 8 using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). For the tenth consecutive year, our students have met the standards for recognition under the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award standards. ORLS was awarded this honor in 2013 and may apply again for this recognition in 2018!