Benjamin Franklin High School Matrix

2003-2004 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.

    Iowa Test of Basic Skills or Educational Development
Points GPA* Reading Writing Math
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
3.50-4.00
3.40-3.49
3.30-3.39
3.20-3.29
3.10-3.19
3.00-3.09
2.90-2.99
2.80-2.89
2.70-2.79
2.60-2.69
2.50-2.59
2.40-2.49
2.30-2.39
2.20-2.29
2.10-2.19
2.00-2.49
1.90-1.99
1.80-1.89
1.70-1.79
1.60-1.69
1.50-1.59
1.40-1.49
1.30-1.39
1.20-1.29
1.10-1.19
1.00-1.09
0.90-0.99
0.80-0.89
0.70-0.79
0.10-0.69
98-99
96-97
94-95
92-93
90-91
88-89
86-87
84-85
82-83
80-81
78-79
76-77
74-75
72-73
70-71
68-69
66-67
64-65
62-63
60-61
58-59
56-57
54-55
52-53
50-51
48-49
46-47
44-45
42-43
1-41
98-99
96-97
94-95
92-93
90-91
88-89
86-87
84-85
82-83
80-81
78-79
76-77
74-75
72-73
70-71
68-69
66-67
64-65
62-63
60-61
58-59
56-57
54-55
52-53
50-51
48-49
46-47
44-45
42-43
1-41
98-99
96-97
94-95
92-93
90-91
88-89
86-87
84-85
82-83
80-81
78-79
76-77
74-75
72-73
70-71
68-69
66-67
64-65
62-63
60-61
58-59
56-57
54-55
52-53
50-51
48-49
46-47
44-45
42-43
1-41

*GPA = Unweighted, academic grade point average from the final report card of the first semester of the year applying to Franklin (for 2000-2001 applicants).

A=4 Grade Points; B=3 Grade Points; C=2 Grade Points; D=1 Grade Point; F=0 Grade Points.

Academic subjects include English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Reading.


Description of How To Use the Matrix

  1. To enter Franklin at the ninth or the tenth grades, students must earn a minimum of 88 on the matrix.
  2. To enter Franklin at the eleventh grade, students must earn a minimum of 108 on the matrix.
  3. Students earn points as follows:

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.

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