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CSAP / TCAP - Additional Resources

Achievement Levels

CSAP Reports

CSAP Released Items

Depth of Knowledge

Frequently Asked Questions

Guide to Test Interpretation

GRT File Layouts

Item Maps

Manuals

Parent Brochures

Scoring Information

Tech Reports

2012 - 2013 Manuals

TCAP Frequently Asked Questions

Parent Brochures

Item Maps

CSAP Reports

2011 Annual Report to the Legislature
2010 Annual Report to the Legislature
2009 Annual Report to the Legislature
Student Performance Report
Performance Level Summary Report

Guide to Test Interpretation 2011

Technical Reports

TCAP

 

CSAP

Technical Resources

Standard Setting Procedures

CSAP/TCAP Achievement Levels

Student performance is reported in four proficiency Levels:

Links to Grade Level Proficiency Level Descriptors by Grade level and Content Area:

These descriptors were written by the groups of Colorado educators gathered for the Bookmarking procedure doing the Standard Setting following the first administration of each grade level content area CSAP. They define the behaviors and skills students actually demonstrated on items within each performance level on that first test administration. Though new items are refreshed on the CSAP tests annually, inferences can be made as to the skills and behaviors of students scoring within each performance level - Advanced, Proficient, Partially Proficient and Unsatisfactory.


Reading

Writing

Mathematics

Science

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 3

 

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 4

 

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 6

 

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 7

 

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 9

Grade 9

 

Grade 10

Grade 10

Grade 10

Grade 10

Lectura Grade 3

Escritura Grade 3

 

 

Lectura Grade 4

Escritura Grade 4

 

 

Depth of Knowledge

Level 1

  • Requires students to recite or recall of information including fact, formula, or simple procedure.

  • May be asked to demonstrate a rote response, use a well-known formula, follow a set procedure (like a recipe), or perform a clearly defined series of steps.

Level 2

  • Requires some mental processing beyond a habitual response.

  • Requires students to make some decisions on how to approach a task or problem.

Level 3

  • Requires reasoning, planning, using evidence and in most cases to “explain their thinking.”

  • Requires students to go beyond; to explain, to generalize, or connect ideas.

Level 4

  • Requires some complex reasoning, planning, developing and thinking over an extended period of time.

  • May be asked to develop a hypothesis and perform complex analysis.

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Continuous Scales

The following documents indicate the scale score ranges for each of the 2002 CSAPs and describe how to convert prior years' scores to the current scale.

Documents:

Indicates the scale score ranges for each of the CSAPs.

Historical Documents:

CSAP 2002 Continuous Scales - Graphic

Displays in graph format the scale score ranges for each content area test.

CSAP 2002 Continuous Writing and Math Scales

Describes how to convert prior years' Writing and Math scores to the 2002 continuous Writing and Math scales, respectively.

Download the CSAP 2002 Continuous Writing and Math Scales