The exams students take in schools today help to identify whether or not they are meeting state and national standards. In Nevada, students take the CRT and the NAWE while in elementary school. While these schools provide valuable information to teachers, school administrators, and parents alike, understanding the results can prove to be a difficult task. Lets take a look at what these scores really mean for students at John C Bass Elementary School.

**Grade: 3**Exam: CRT – Reading

In 2008, the state average for the Reading CRT was 59%. This means that 59% of all third grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 70% of students at John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the third grade students performed better than the state average. These results are an improvement from previous years results: 69% in 2007, 56% in 2006, and 65% in 2005.

Exam: CRT – Math

In 2008, the state average for the Math CRT was 60%. This means that 60% of all third grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 76% of students John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the third grade students performed better than the state average. These results are also an improvement in performance from previous years results: 61% in 2007, 56% in 2006, and 71% in 2005.

**Grade: 4**Exam: CRT – Reading

In 2008, the state average for the Reading CRT was 57%. This means that 57% of all fourth grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 70% of students at John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the fourth grade students performed better than the state average. These results are an improvement from previous years results: 67% in 2007, and 56% in 2006.

Exam: CRT – Math

In 2008, the state average for the Math CRT was 66%. This means that 66% of all fourth grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 77% of students at John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the fourth grade students performed better than the state average. These results are on par with previous years results: 76% in 2007, and 65% in 2006.

**Grade: 5**Exam: CRT – Reading

In 2008, the state average for the Reading CRT was 47%. This means that 47% of all fifth grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 56% of students at John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the fifth grade students performed better than the state average. These results are a decline from previous years results: 59% in 2007, and 43% in 2006.

Exam: CRT – Math

In 2008, the state average for the Math CRT was 62%. This means that 62% of all fifth grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 72% of students at John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the fifth grade students performed better than the state average. These results are on par with previous years results: 73% in 2007, and 63% in 2006.

Exam: CRT – Science

In 2008, the state average for the Science CRT was 53%. This means that 53% of all fifth grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 54% of students at John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the fifth grade students performed better than the state average. These results are a decline in performance from previous results – 62% in 2007 and 59% in 2006.

Exam: NAWE – Writing

In 2008, the state average for the NAWE was 44%. This means that 44% of all fifth grade students met or exceeded the standards for this exam. In 2008, 53% of students at John C Bass Elementary met or exceeded the standard for the exam. This means that the fifth grade students performed better than the state average. These results are a small decline in performance from previous years results: 55% in 2007, and 55% in 2006.