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About the Utah CRT, NAEP, Adaptive Assessment System

What is the Utah CRT, NAEP, Adaptive Assessment System?

State Testing Information for Utah

Portions of the following material were taken from the Utah Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

CRT – ELA (English Language Arts Criterion-Referenced Tests)

  • Grades: 2 – 11
  • Subjects: Reading, Writing, Listening
  • Assess the knowledge and skill of students as outlined in the Utah Core Curriculum
  • Based on the belief that reading is critical to all areas of student success, this series of tests incorporates reading passages from a variety of content areas.

CRT – Math

  • Grades: 2-7
  • Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Algebra

CRT – Science (Science Core Criterion-Referenced Test)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Earth, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Measures student understanding of the science Core Curriculum
  • Data available related to this test includes how the group of students performed in each of the subcategories of the curriculum, student proficiency levels, and percent of students in each proficiency level.

Direct Writing Assessment (DWA)

  • Grades: 5, 8
  • A Criterion-Referenced Test that is designed to assess the writing skills of Utah students
  • The scoring rubric, which is aligned with the Utah Core Curriculum for language arts, focuses on six components of writing: ideas & content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

  • Grades: K-8
  • Subjects: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • A nationally standardized, norm-referenced achievement test designed to measure students’ achievement
  • Administered in order to evaluate the achievement of Utah students in relation to the achievement of students across the United States

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8
  • Subjects: Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science
  • Also known as "the Nation's Report Card"
  • The only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas

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