SBAC Student Report Information

The SBAC student score report is new to all of us, so I wanted to provide some help in learning what information it contains.

This is a quick introduction, and I will add more information as time goes on. If you have any questions, please send me an email at You can also get an annotated student report from the state here: The state’s document is longer and provides much more detail.

If you want to know more about why students are tested using the SBAC, here is a letter from Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont's Secretary of Education. 


A Quick Introduction

Here is an image of a score report with some key sections highlighted. Explanations follow.


 Annotated ISR


Here’s what they represent, top to bottom and left to right.

Box 1: Which test this is about. You will get separate reports for Mathematics and English/Language Arts.

Box 2: A legend to help you understand the “claim” information at the very bottom of the page.

Box 3: Your child’s name.

Box 4 (left-center of the page): Your child’s “scale score.” This is a number that can fall anywhere between 2000 and 3000.

Box 5 (shaded in green): This describes the overall level of your child’s achievement.

Box 6: This box lets you compare your child’s achievement against statewide, OESU-wide and school-wide averages.

Box 7 (lower left): These are the “claims,” the detailed areas that are tested by the SBAC.

Box 8: The symbols and description give you detail about how your child achieved in each of the claims. The symbols are described in box 2 (top right).