VCLA Raw Scores???

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  1. Petlover

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    68% On the Reading
    I received a raw score of a 64% actual score was a 222 prior. I’ve seen someone post up here that 65% raw score is 227. Just wondering what are your thoughts??
     
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    Whether 65% correct (a raw score) on the reading test corresponds to a score of 227 (a scaled score) will depend on the specific version of the reading test that the test taker faced. Versions of a test, and individual questions, inevitably differ in difficulty, and so 65% correct on a less difficult version of a test could represent a lower level of achievement than 64% correct on a more difficult version. Scaling the scores is intended to compensate for those differences. But the result is that any claim that a given percentage (raw) score is always equivalent to a given scaled score is bogus.
     
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    futuremaths, I surmise that you meant this post for the thread on English Learner policies in California. This thread concerns raw scores on the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA).
     
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    Thank you for catching that! Could you switch it over or is that not possible?
     
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    I did try. But while there are things that the current software for A to Z makes easier than the old software did, shifting posts between threads or forums is definitely not among them.

    Your best bet is to move it yourself: (a) go to the post that needs to move, (b) click "Edit", (c) copy the text from the edit window, (d) cancel "Edit", (e) locate and open the destination thread either from the Recent Posts window or by navigating to the ESL/ELL forum and rummaging it up, and (f) paste what you've copied into the new-post window there.

    Copying from the edit window is not strictly necessary for a URL as short as the one you posted, but it's good to be in the habit of doing so because forum software truncates long URLs for display, so "way_too_honking_many_letters_to_display_in_this_space.qqq" might become "way_too_honking...space.qqq"; the truncated link works as it is supposed to in the original post, but when one copies it from the regular forum page, what gets pasted is likely to be literally "way_too_honking...space.qqq", ellipsis and all, and even if it shows up red like a link it probably won't function as one.
     
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