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New Jersey Department of Education Division of Educational Programs and Assessment Office of Evaluation and Assessment. 2006 Statewide Assessment Results Jay Doolan, Ed.D., Acting Assistant Commissioner Brian D. Robinson, Ed.D., Director. What’s New in 2006?.

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New Jersey Department of EducationDivision of Educational Programs and AssessmentOffice of Evaluation and Assessment

2006 StatewideAssessment Results

Jay Doolan, Ed.D., Acting Assistant Commissioner

Brian D. Robinson, Ed.D., Director

what s new in 2006
What’s New in 2006?
  • First year for testing in grades 5-7
  • Change in LEP reporting- now includes current and former LEP students
  • Department implemented project to identify unusual changes in school test results
2006 assessment results highlights
2006 Assessment Results: Highlights
  • LAL scores generally held steady or improved for NJ ASK3 and 4, GEPA and HSPA
  • Math scores generally increased for NJ ASK3 and 4
  • Achievement gaps are narrowing especially at elementary school level
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2006Assessment Results: Highlights
  • Special education and LEP scores in the elementary grades continued to improve in math
  • Special Education and LEP scores in the elementary grades remained flat over the last three years in LAL
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2006Assessment Results: Highlights
  • The gap between Abbott and non-Abbott districts continued to decrease
  • Sharp decline in LAL and math scores starting in 6th grade
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2006Assessment Results: Highlights
  • Science scores at fourth grade saw modest gains across all populations, but there are still sizable gaps across subgroup populations
  • Students scored higher on science at eighth grade than on LAL and math, but sizable gaps still exist for all subgroup populations
  • New Jersey’s students continue to rank very high on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
next steps
Next Steps
  • Implement redesigned statewide assessment system for Grades 3-8 initiated by Assessment Advisory Committee
  • Provide districts better information and tools for using assessment data to improve instruction
  • Complete Grant Wiggins project to clarify the Core Curriculum Content Standards and better identify content to be assessed
  • Help districts use assessment information to narrow achievement gaps
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Next Steps
  • Expand annual analysis of test results
    • Use data to recognize models of instructional achievement
    • Ensure integrity of the testing system through annual monitoring
  • Complete high school policy work to implement goals of the American Diploma Project in New Jersey context
  • Address middle school decline identified by Grade 6 scores
  • Implement NJQSAC to assure that mandates and practices are in place to improve the quality of learning in New Jersey for all students
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