Click each table below to see the rankings of Alabama’s 132 school districts for the 2011-2012 school year Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) results. These results are for “all students”, meaning that White, Black, Poverty, Non-Poverty, Hispanic and other subgroups are included in these results. Recognizing that this is one test given over a few days each spring, this is certainly not the end-all be-all of school rankings. It is simply one tool to use to find where your school district ranks in comparison to other school districts in Alabama.
Here are the ALSDE’s Talking Points about the ARMT. The Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test+(ARMT+) is a criterion-referenced test based on Alabama’s academic content standards in reading and mathematics for Grades 3-8 and in science for Grades 5 and 7. The ARMT+was administered for the first time in spring 2012. It is a combination of two previous assessments, the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test and the Alabama Science Assessment. The ARMT+is based on the same content standards as the previous assessments. Test scores reflect student performance compared to the criteria (Alabama courses of study). This is different from a norm-referenced test like the Stanford 10 where test scores reflect student performance compared to the nation (e.g., 50th percentile).
Results of the ARMT+are reported as percentage of students in each of four achievement levels: Level IV – Exceeds Academic Content Standards, Level III – Meets Academic Content Standards, Level II – Partially Meets Academic Content Standards, and Level I – Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
You can re-order the list by each column heading by clicking on it. For full accountability/AYP results, go to the ALSDE Accountability page.