Demystifying Statewide Standardized Assessments: Reporting Assessment Scores
Assessments report multiple types of scores that have different meanings and offer
complementary information. For statewide assessments used for accountability, states must provide accessible score reports to families and publicly report scores for schools and districts.
- Assessment scores should be used alongside additional information educators and families have about what students know and can do.
- Test developers provide test scores in the form of individual student reports and aggregated reports to inform parents and educators of student performance.
- Assessment scores reported to the federal government must be accessible for families, including families whose primary language is not English and parents with disabilities.
- To meet federal requirements, states must publicly report disaggregated data by student subgroup (e.g., student race/ethnicity, students with disabilities, English learners).