IRS

Information and Reporting Services

Steps to Determine a Student's ELA or Math Score

Step 1

  • Go to our website – www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/
  • click on Data Reporting
  • Click on Elementary/Middle-Level English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.

Step 2

  • Scroll down the page to find “Scoring Key and Item Maps”
  • Click on icon for year and content area you are scoring.
  • Find the grade that you need to score.
  • Click on PDF for Scoring Key & Item Map.
  • Use this answer key to score the multiple choice items and find the number correct.

Step 3

  • Add up constructed response scores for Book 2, 3 and writing mechanics.
  • Add all of the constructed response point values together.
  • For grades 4 and 8 ELA only:
    • multiply the combined constructed response score by 1.38;
    • after multiplication, round the new score to the whole number. Use the rule that the score with a decimal point of .50 and higher should be rounded up to the next highest whole number, e.g. 14.50 is rounded to 15. However, do not double round e.g. 14.46 is not rounded to 15 instead the score would be 14.

Step 4

  • Add the number correct for the multiple-choice and constructed response score. This will give you the student’s raw score.

Step 5

  • go to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/ela-math/
  • Scroll down the page to find the Raw Score to Scale Score Conversion Charts.
  • Click on the year and content area.
  • Find the students raw score on the chart and you will now have their scale score.

Step 6

  • go to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/ela-math/
  • Scroll down the page to find the Scale Score to Performance Level Conversion Charts.
  • Click on the year and content area.
  • Use the student’s scale score calculated in Step 5 to find the performance level.

 

Last Updated: June 25, 2009