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East Cobb Students Pace Iowa Test

Mt. Bethel, Dodgen and Dickerson reported the best results in countywide figures issued Thursday.

Students in the Cobb County School District tested slightly lower overall in the most recent Iowa Test of Basic Skills from a year ago but those results remain above the national average.

According to figures released Thursday by the CCSD, the composite percentile scores for third, fifth and seventh graders dropped a point at each grade level from the fall of 2011.

Third graders’ average composite scores ranked in the 68th percentile, meaning that Cobb third graders scored equal to or better than 68 percent of all other U.S. third grade students who participated in the test.

Composite scores for Cobb fifth graders ranked in the 65th percentile and the district's seventh graders came in the 62nd percentile.

Students at East Cobb schools turned in some of the best scores in the county.

The third grade composite scores range from a high in the 91st percentile at Mt. Bethel Elementary School in East Cobb to a low in the 32nd percentile at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Marietta.

The fifth grade results range from the 92nd percentile, also at Mt. Bethel, to the 33rd percentile at Riverside Intermediate School in Mableton.

Dodgen Middle School and Dickerson Middle School, both in East Cobb, reported the highest composite seventh-grade scores in the 84th percentile. Conversely, the composite score at Garrett Middle School in Austell was in the 36th percentile.

Sixty‐nine percent of schools in Cobb had average composite scores above the national average (50th percentile) in the third grade. Seventy-two of Cobb schools exceeded the national average in the fifth grade composite, and 71 percent of Cobb middle schools surpassed the median in their seventh grade scores.

“We did experience a dip in composite scores, but the more significant news from these 2012 ITBS results is that our students continue to perform very well in a national comparison," Cobb school superintendent Michael Hinojosa said in a statement.

In October, the ITBS was issued, testing students in reading, language arts and math, as well as science, social studies and sources of information.

The latest test results also reflect how Cobb students are faring in grade equivalency measurements.

The figure before the decimal represents the grade level of the student’s performance, while the digits that follow the decimal represent the month within the grade.

A score of score of 7.2, for example, means the student’s performance was similar to that expected of a seventh grader taking the same test during the second month of school.

The first two charts reflect district-wide results, both composite and by subject, by percentile and grade equivalency.

The longer charts are school-by-school results for 2012 in East Cobb (ZIP codes 30062, 30067 and 30068) at the third-, fifth- and seventh-grade levels, by percentile and grade equivalency.

For school results in ZIP code 30066, please visit Northeast Cobb Patch.

District-wide year-by-year comparisons from 2010, 2011 and 2012, both by percentile and grade equivalency, can be seen on page 6 of the attached PDF.

School-by-school results for 66 elementary schools are on pp. 7-14; for 25 middle schools the results are on pp. 15-16.

 

Fall 2012 Cobb Schools Iowa Basic Skill Test Percentile Scores

Grade Reading Lang Arts Math Social Studies Science Sources of Information Composite 3rd 63 60 63 69 68 71 68 5th 62 63 62 68 67 68 65 7th 58 56 59 62 65 66 62

 

Fall 2012 Cobb Schools Iowa Basic Skill Test Grade Equivalency Scores

Grade Reading

Lang Arts

Math Social Studies Science Sources of Information Composite 3rd 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.5 5th 5.6 5.9 5.5 6.0 6.1 6.1 5.8 7th 7.6 7.5 7.8 8.1 8.4 8.6 8.0

Fall 2012 East Cobb Elementary ITBS Scores -- Percentile/Grade Equivalency

School Reading Lang Arts Math Social Studies Science Sources of Information Composite Brumby 3rd Grade 43/2.8 44/2.9 42/2.8 55/3.2 51/3.0 56/3.2 50/3.0 5th Grade 41/4.6 48/4.9 44/4.8 49/5.0 50/5.0 55/5.3 49/5.0 East Side 3rd Grade 82/3.2 79/3.8 83/3.9 84/4.4 86/4.6 85/4.2 88/4.3 5th Grade 84/7.1 83/7.5 84/6.7 85/7.6 85/8.0 84/7.5 86/7.4 Eastvalley 3rd Grade 71/3.7 67/3.4 70/3.5 75/3.9 76/4.0 76/3.8 76/3.7 5th Grade 64/5.8 64/5.9 64/5.6 70/6.2 67/6.0 67/6.1 66/5.9 Garrison Mill 3rd Grade 81/4.1 84/4.2 82/3.9 78.4.1 83/4.4 85/4.2 86/4.2 5th Grade 80/6.7 80/7.3 77/6.3 82/7.3 80/7.3 78/6.9 80/6.9 Mt. Bethel 3rd Grade 85/4.4 85/4.2 88/4.2 87/4.6 89/5.1 89/4.6 91/4.5 5th Grade 89/7.6 90/8.6 89/7.2 90/8.3 90/8.7 88/8.1 92/8.0 Murdock 3rd Grade 81/4.2 78/3.8 81/3.9 84/4.4 85/4.8 86/4.4 87/4.2 5th Grade 78/6.6 77/6.9 75/6.2 82/7.3 80/7.3 81/7.2 80/6.9 Powers Ferry 3rd Grade 38/3.7 29/2.5 35/2.6 44/2.9 40/2.7 40/2.8 39/2.7 5th Grade 40/4.5 48/4.9 47/4.9 47/4.9 49/5.0 48/4.9 45/4.8 Sedalia Park 3rd Grade 56/3.2 57/3.2 56/3.2 66/3.5 66/3.5 64/3.4 63/3.3 5th Grade 59/5.4 62/5.7 58/5.3 66/5.9 61/5.6 65/5.9 62/5.7 Shallowford Falls 3rd Grade 79/4.1 84/4.1 85/4.0 84/4.3 84/4.6 83/4.1 87/4.2 5th Grade 84/7.1 78/7.0 80/6.5 87/7.8 85/8.0 83/7.4 84/7.3 Sope Creek 3rd Grade 82/4.2 81/4.0 85/4.0 86/4.5 86/4.6 86/4.4 89/4.3 5th Grade 85/7.1 84/7.6 86/6.9 87/7.8 84/7.9 83/7.5 86/7.4 Timber Ridge 3rd Grade 83/4.3 85/4.2 84/3.9 86/4.5 87/4.8 89/4.6 90/4.4 5th Grade 88/7.5 87/7.1 81/6.6 90/8.1 88/8.5 87/7.9 89/7.7 Tritt 3rd Grade 85/4.4 77/3.8 85/4.1 84/4.4 84/4.5 85/4.2 87/4.3 5th Grade 82/6.9 83/7.5 81/6.6 85/7.6 86/7.6 83/7.4 84/7.3

Fall 2012 East Cobb 7th Grade ITBS Scores -- Percentile/Grade Equivalency

School Reading Lang Arts Math Social Studies Science Source of Information Composite Dickerson 83/9.9 77/10.3 84/10.0 82/10.8 82/11.3 83/11.1 84/10.6 Dodgen 81/9.7 78/10.4 85/10.0 81/10.7 82/11.3 84/11.5 84/10.7 East Cobb 49/7.0 46/6.6 48/6.8 51/7.2 55/7.4 55/7.5 51/7.2 Hightower Trail 80/9.5 76/10.1 83/9.9 80/10.5 81/11.1 82/11.0 82/10.4


Allison December 21, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Would appreciate data from Kincaid ES and Simpson MS.
Wendy Parker December 21, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Hi Allison, we'll be posting those over the weekend on Northeast Cobb Patch.
M Greenfield December 21, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Great! The overall scores have gone down, but we are still better than the average national student! If that is good news from our superintendent of schools, then we need to change the superintendent!! [“We did experience a dip in composite scores, but the more significant news from these 2012 ITBS results is that our students continue to perform very well in a national comparison," Cobb school superintendent Michael Hinojosa said in a statement.]

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