Benjamin Franklin High School Matrix
20032004 School Year
Click here for a Description of How To Use the Matrix
We will be using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills or Educational Development (ITBS, ITED) scores from the latest test that New Orleans Public School (NOPS) students have already taken.
If you wish to discover what your matrix score will be, use the NPr column, that it the National Percentile.
Students who do not have an ITBS/ITED score will be offered an opportunity to test in January, 2000.
Students from outside the NOPS will be asked to take some form of the LEAP test. You will receive further information about that when the decision has been made on this point.

Description of How To Use
the Matrix
a) Figuring the matrix points for the GPA:
Students submit their final report card from the first semester of the year they are applying to Franklin.
Using only language, mathematics, science, social studies and foreign language grades, apply a 4.0, unweighted scale, find the average of all these grades and then find that number on the scale under the GPA column on the matrix table (above).
b) Figuring the matrix points for the other three measures: Reading, Writing, and Math:
The Iowa Test of Basic Skills or Educational Development gives separate scores in these three areas. The scores are in percentiles, that is, they run from 1 to 99.
Plot each of the scores on the matrix and discover the number of points earned for that score. This yields three more matrix scores.
c) Then add up the four scores to arrive at the total matrix score.
Examples:
An eighth grader earns the following grades: English  A; Reading  C; Mathematics  B; Science  C; Social Studies  B; and French  A.
This yields the student 4, 2, 3, 2, 3, and 4 points for a GPA of 3.0. This, in turn, earns the student 25 matrix points.
This students earns test scores of 79, 85, and 81. This in turn earns the student 20, 23, and 21 matrix points.
Adding the four matrix scores: 25+20+23+21, you get a total of 89 matrix points. The student in eligible for Franklin.