Overview: Guides teaching and learning toward high achievement standards.
Age Range: Thirteen Levels - Kindergarten - Grade 12
Administration: Untimed with flexible guidelines.
Forms: Complete and abbreviated M-C battery by grade and subject
Scaled Scores, National and Local Percentile Ranks and Stanines, Grade Equivalents, and Normal Curve Equivalents
Achievement/Ability Comparisons (AACs) with the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test®, Eighth Edition
Requirements for Purchase: The Stanford Achievement Test Series is sold only to schools and school districts.
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The benchmark of excellence in achievement testing for more than 80 years, Stanford 10 provides reliable data to help measure student progress toward content standards and high expectations. This multiple-choice assessment helps to identify student strengths and needs, leading to effective placement and instructional planning.
The Reading subtests measure a broad spectrum of essential reading components and are aligned with IRA/NCTE standards, state standards, and the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Reflecting a balanced, developmental curriculum and sound instructional practices, these subtests assess the following areas at appropriate grade levels: phonemic awareness, decoding, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Stanford 10 places an emphasis on assessing foundation skills that are critical to early literacy.
The Sounds and Letters subtest closely reflects reading research findings on the importance of phonemic awareness and phonics. Word Study Skills and Sentence Reading are evaluated across a broader grade range than in previous editions. This assessment of literacy development in the early grades helps ensure that students are progressing at every stage on the road to literacy.
The Stanford 10 Reading Comprehension subtest is based on research about the contexts and activities that are most effective for reading instruction and assessment. The Stanford 10 framework involves three major purposes for reading (literary, informational, and functional) and multiple modes of comprehension (initial understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, and awareness and usage of reading strategies). Authentic reading selections commissioned from published authors of children’s and young people’s literature help create a level playing field for all students and reflect diverse multicultural themes to appeal to students of varying backgrounds, experiential levels, and interests.
Students who take the full-length Reading Comprehension subtest at Primary 1–TASK 3 levels can receive a Lexile® score. The Lexile Framework defines and sequences reading materials in terms of difficulty and allows you to identify customized reading lists for students based on their reading achievement.
Comprehension subtest can receive a Lexile measure in addition to scores reported by type of text and reading process. This score identifies each student’s level of reading and provides a means to match students to appropriate reading materials.
Information about the use of Lexiles can be found at Lexile Measure.
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The Sounds and Letters subtest has an increased emphasis on phonemic awareness and phonics and closely reflects reading research findings. Word Study Skills and Sentence Reading are evaluated across a broader age range. Expanded testing of literacy development provides important information to make sure students are progressing all along the road to literacy.
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The Mathematics subtests align with the NAEP and measure concepts and processes based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (PSSM) and state standards. Concepts assessed include number sense and operations; patterns, relationships, and algebra; geometry and measurement; and data, statistics, and probability.
Questions also evaluate processes in computation and representation; estimation; mathematical connections; and reasoning and problem solving. To enhance test interpretation, the subtests provide consistency in names of content clusters across levels. Mathematics Problem Solving measures the skills and knowledge necessary to solve problems in mathematics. Mathematics Procedures measures the ability to apply the rules and methods of arithmetic to problems that require arithmetic solutions. Both standard and metric rulers are used in the Mathematics Problem Solving and Mathematics subtests for the Primary 1–TASK levels. A mathematics reference sheet that provides the formulas necessary to solve problems is included for the Advanced and TASK levels. Calculator use is an option in the Mathematics Problem Solving subtest beginning at the Intermediate 1 level and in the Mathematics subtest at the TASK levels. .
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Aligned with IRA/NCTE standards and state standards, the Stanford 10 Language subtest measures students’ achievement in applying the principles that form effective writing. From word- and sentence-level skills to whole composition features, the subtest engages students in real-life activities. Stanford 10 offers a choice of Language subtests to suit different language arts instructional approaches.
The Traditional Language subtest (Form A) measures proficiency in mechanics and expression in three different sections. The first section measures language mechanics—capitalization, punctuation, and usage—with questions that resemble an actual editing task. Language expression is tested in the second section as students demonstrate their understanding of sentence structure. Language expression items in the third section include objectives typically assessed in the direct assessment of writing.
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An alternate Comprehensive Language subtest (Form D) replicates the writing process as closely as possible in a testing situation. This subtest measures prewriting, composing, and editing in a holistic fashion that resembles authentic writing tasks.
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The separate Spelling subtest assesses objectives based upon the phonetic and structural principles taught at each grade level. Beginning at Primary 2, the spelling items reflect real-life editing tasks because they are presented in context rather than as isolated words. Each spelling item consists of one sentence with three underlined words and, starting at Primary 3, a "No Mistake" option. Misspellings used reflect students' most common spelling errors.
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Stanford 10 helps assess both listening vocabulary and comprehension at K–Grade 9 levels in recognition of the importance of listening skills in literacy development, instruction, and everyday life. The Listening subtests emphasize listening strategies and provide a wide variety of selections that includes multicultural representation.
In the Listening Vocabulary section, students demonstrate recognition of the common meanings of spoken words encountered in various types of activities. The Listening Comprehension section uses dictated selections and questions that reflect the listening materials students hear in school and outside of the classroom. This section parallels the Reading Comprehensionsubtest, using literary, informational, and functional texts to measure the same modes of comprehension: initial understanding, interpretation, and critical analysis and strategies..
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The Science subtest assesses students’ understanding of the life, physical, and earth sciences, and the nature of science with questions that elicit problem solving and inquiry using a basic understanding of science. Reflecting current science practice and research, this subtest aligns with the National Science Education Standards (National Research Council), the Benchmarks for Science Literacy (American Association for the Advancement of Science), and state standards.
Students must use reasoning skills throughout the subtest to reach answers. These skills include estimating, making simple calculations, seeking patterns, making observations, recognizing cause and effect, reading standard instruments, and drawing conclusions. Students are challenged to apply foundation concepts and skills as they think through questions.
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The Social Science subtest measures the concepts important for the development of citizenship and strongly emphasizes critical thinking skills. Giving equal attention to history, geography, political science, and economics, the subtest maintains a balance between national and international issues. It reflects current social studies standards, practices, and research and is aligned with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and state standards.
Using the National Standards for History as a guideline, the history questions focus on the history of the United States, Western civilization, and non-Western people and societies who share our interdependent world. Geography questions, which are based on the Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, cover the themes of location, places, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.
The political science component helps assess students’ basic understanding of the U.S. system of government as outlined in the National Standards for Civics and Government. The economics questions are based on the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics.
Stanford 10 provides an array of support materials to help prepare students for test-taking, guide instruction, and interpreting test results.
The Preview for Parents outlines the purpose of Stanford 10 and explains how parents can help their children prepare. There are brief descriptions and sample questions for each content area to inform parents about the skills and abilities measured. Separate versions are available for each level of SESAT through Primary 3. Also available is one version for all Intermediate levels, one version for both Advanced levels, and one version for all TASK levels.
Parents and students will appreciate this useful resource, which briefly describes why standardized tests are administered and how the results can be used. The booklet, printed in English and Spanish, includes sample score reports and explains how to interpret them.
The Practice Tests help reduce test anxiety by familiarizing students with test directions, sample items, and answer coding.
Teachers will gain a greater understanding of test results with the Guide for Classroom Planning. This guide shows teachers how to interpret and use test results to group students for instruction, as well as how to evaluate achievement and set instructional priorities. It includes sample test questions with annotations and a complete list of objectives to help teachers understand what is tested and how it is tested.
The Compendium of Instructional Standards describes the structure of Stanford 10 according to the content standards and cognitive processes the items measure.
Help teachers reinforce instruction on basic curriculum objectives for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Activities that emphasize processes and strategies engage students as they solve problems and discover answers with activities for Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Science. The activities reflect the content and process clusters measured by Stanford 10.
The concepts and skills assessed by each level of Stanford 10 are those ordinarily taught during the second half of any given year and the first half of the following year. This midyear-to-midyear configuration provides for a more focused assessment of students tested in the spring of one grade and the fall of the next than could a single test level intended for use in both the fall and spring of the same school year. It also provides more opportunity to monitor academic growth when Stanford 10 is administered in the fall and the spring.
At the high school levels, where the TASK levels assess basic skills, a given level is appropriate for use in both the fall and spring of the same school year.
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A range of user-friendly score reports, designed with the input of administrators and teachers across the country, supports teaching, learning, and accountability requirements. The reports include narrative summaries, process and cluster summaries, and graphic displays to clarify the student’s performance and guide planning and analysis.
Administrators obtain critical data to document and monitor the progress of all children and to disaggregate results according to federal mandates.
Teachers receive specific information to support instructional planning for individual students and the class as well as to improve their teaching.
Parents better understand their child’s achievement level and get direction for home involvement.
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Stanford 10 helps educators make data-driven decisions. A range of new, user-friendly score reports, designed with the input of administrators and teachers across the country, supports teaching and learning and accountability requirements. Parents better understand their child’s achievement level and get direction for home involvement. Teachers receive specific information for instructional planning for individual students and the class, and for improving their own teaching. Administrators obtain critical data to document and monitor the progress of all children and to disaggregate results according to federal mandates.
Stanford 10’s 2002 norms allow educators to compare performance with that of a representative sample of students across the country using the most current information.
The Stanford Scale expresses student performance across all test levels of a subtest. For example, the Reading Comprehension subtest is linked across eleven test levels from Primary 1 through TASK 3, forming one continuous scale that makes it possible to compare scores from test level to test level. This scale is especially helpful for comparing student performance in a particular subject area over time.
The Stanford Scale offers an objective, consistent tool to monitor student achievement across years and multiple assessments. Many of our tests are linked to the Stanford Scale so that from broad-based assessment to classroom diagnostic evaluation, teachers and administrators can relate student performance to a common metric and monitor students’ educational development.
SAT10 Score Report Sampler (PDF - 6890 KB)
Descriptions and examples of various reports including Student Reports, Home Reports, and Group Reports that can be created with the Scoring and Reporting Software.
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Stanford 10 Results Online enables you to immediately disaggregate your student data to create customized reports for individual students or by school or district levels. Secure access and easy-to-use functions for querying, sorting, content clustering, rerostering, and reporting help you organize your data by your specific needs, whether it be by demographic variables or by student scores for specific subtests.
By selecting from a list of statistics, scores, content clusters, composites, and demographics including those required by NCLB (gender, age/ethnicity, IEP, LEP, and low SES), you can create as many customized options as you need. You can also save information to an external file.
To meet your reporting needs, Stanford 10 Results Online provides you with both summary and student level reports.
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