March 2002 Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment (GEPA)

How To Interpret The Categories

The following is an explanation of how to interpret the categories of students presented in the following report. Please apply these rules as you read and interpret the report.

For each content area:

"General Education" excludes students coded as special education OR limited English proficient on their answer folder (excludes students coded Void).

"Special Education" includes students coded as SE on their answer folder (excludes students coded Void).

"Limited English Proficient" includes students coded as LEP on their answer folder (excludes students coded Void).

"Total" includes all students tested who were not coded Void.

The "Enrollment" numbers include every student enrolled who returned an answer folder for the 2002 GEPA administration regardless of whether they took the test or not.

The "No. Tested" column excludes students' answer folders coded Void. If the number of students tested for a particular group was less than or equal to 10, no summary data are reported. Additionally, when there is only one student in any group and no other suppression(s), summary data for total students are not reported.