Office of Accountability

Attachment 1

Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics 2008–09 Time Adjusted Cut Scores Used To Determine Performance Levels for Calculating Modified 2009–10 PIs

NYS ELA Cut Scores


Grade

2008–09 Cut Scores

2008–09 Time Adjusted Cut Scores Used To Determine Performance Levels for Calculating Modified 2009–10 PIs

Level II

Level III

Level IV

Level II

Level III

Level IV

3

616

650

720

623

657

694

4

612

650

716

616

654

720

5

608

650

711

612

654

700

6

598

650

696

600

652

694

7

600

650

705

602

652

698

8

602

650

715

604

652

699

NYS Mathematics Cut Scores


Grade

2008–09 Cut Scores

2008–09 Time Adjusted Cut Scores Used To Determine Performance Levels for Calculating Modified 2009–10 PIs

Level II

Level III

Level IV

Level II

Level III

Level IV

3

624

650

703

630

656

707

4

622

650

702

627

655

707

5

619

650

699

622

653

702

6

616

650

696

619

653

699

7

611

650

693

612

651

694

8

616

650

701

617

651

702

Example

Student Y is in 3rd grade and scores a 654 on the 2009–10 Grade 3 ELA examination.  Because of the adjustment made to cut scores for 2009-10 to reflect the later time at which these assessments were administered to students, Student Y needed to score at least at 657 to achieve proficiency (Level 3).  However, because he scored 654, he is included in the computation of the PI as a Level 2 student. 

Last Updated: September 8, 2010