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DoDEA Announces 2006 TerraNova Results

DODEA STUDENTS SCORE 10-26 POINTS ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Spring 2006 Standardized Test Results Released

For Immediate Release — August 1, 2006 | HQ
Janet Rope: DoDEA, Accountability Administrator

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — August 1, 2006 — Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the organization's 2006 standardized test results for the TerraNova Multiple Assessments, 2nd Edition. The standardized test provides results that can be compared to a sample group of students across the nation.

DoDEA Students Continue to Score at High Levels

The 2006 test results show that DoDEA students' average scores remain substantially higher than the national average (50th percentile) in all subject areas (Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science) at all grade levels tested (3-11). Thirty-eight (38) of the 45 subtest scores were 10-20 points above the national average; and seven (7) subtest scores were 21-26 points higher than national average.

The following table provides a comprehensive picture of DoDEA 2006 TerraNova results compared with the national average, which is at the 50th percentile for all subjects and all grade levels.

2006 TerraNova Median National Percentiles for Grades 3-11
The National Average Is 50
Grade Number
Test-takers
MEDIAN NATIONAL PERCENTILES
Reading Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
3 7790 60 64 65 69 65
4 7536 64 65 63 63 68
5 7061 68 68 63 63 65
6 6976 65 65 67 66 63
7 6088 64 71 65 64 63
8 5640 69 68 68 65 65
9 4801 73 66 70 68 67
10 4240 72 76 73 67 66
11 3509 75 71 69 68 68

DoDEA is comprised of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), serving dependents of military and civilian employees in foreign countries, and the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), serving military dependents in the United States and her territories.


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