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District Assessment Report. Rory McCourt – District Testing Coordinator Westwood Regional School District December 16, 2010. “Assessment has more to do with helping students grow than cataloging their mistakes.” - Carol Ann Tomlinson. Assessment. Formative vs. summative Essays

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district assessment report

District Assessment Report

Rory McCourt – District Testing Coordinator

Westwood Regional School District

December 16, 2010

assessment
“Assessment has more to

do with helping students

grow than cataloging their

mistakes.”

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

Assessment
forms of assessment
Formative vs. summative

Essays

Tests / quizzes

Questioning

Presentations

Projects

NJASK / HSPA

Forms of Assessment
more about the njask hspa
More about the NJASK & HSPA
  • Compare similar districts in terms of DFG
  • NCLB and federal funding
  • Total population and sub-groups
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Not a growth model
mathematics
Mathematics

*Yellow indicates areas where the WWRSD outperformed the DFG

language arts literacy
Language Arts Literacy

*Yellow indicates areas where the WWRSD outperformed the DFG

science 4 8
Science 4 & 8

Biology End of Year

*Yellow indicates areas where the WWRSD outperformed the DFG

jr sr high school
Jr./Sr. High School

SAT Update:

  • Class of 2009 mean score - 1523
  • Class of 2010 mean score - 1540 (+17 points)
  • Class of 2011 mean score - 1563 (+23 points)

Critical Reading Math Writing

2009 485 539 499

2010 499 536 505

2011 504 544 515

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Jr./Sr. High School

HSPA Score

  • Special Review Assessment / AHSA for students who scored partially proficient
    • 2007: 4 students
    • 2008: 5 students
    • 2009: 5 students
    • 2010: 7 students
    • 2011: 7 students
short term solutions
Short-term Solutions
  • NJASK / HSPA Action-plans
  • Staff development
  • Explicit test-preparation
  • Building-based focus
  • Lesson plans & formal observations
  • Incentive programs
  • Cultural change
long term solutions
Long-term Solutions
  • Increasing academic rigor = transfer of content knowledge and skills
  • Revising curriculum K-12 to the Common Core Standards
  • Continued focus on best-practice instructional strategies
  • Explicit test preparation
westwood elementary schools
Data analysis

Curriculum mapping

NJASK preparation in grades 2-5 (NJASK Primer)

Monthly timed assessments

Co-teaching

Data-driven decision-making

Flexibility and collaboration of school-wide plan

“Mock” NJASK days

Specialized plans for BSI and special education students

Westwood Elementary Schools
westwood regional middle school
Timed writing prompts

Math Connects

Test preparation materials

“Do Now” activities that are NJASK focused

Co-teaching

Cross-curricular

Administrative NJASK sessions

Data analysis at faculty meetings

Higher-order thinking skills (objective writing)

Culture changing

Westwood Regional Middle School
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Jr./Sr. High School
  • Problem of the Day - modeling questions to HSPA, NJASK, SAT, ACT, AP, & College Board subject tests
  • Co-teaching
  • Test preparation materials
  • EXPLORE & PLAN for 9th and 10th grades
  • Data analysis in terms of student progress on interim assessments
  • Educational Proficiency Plans (EPP)
  • Math Pre-HSPA diagnostic test for 9th and 10th graders
  • Incentive programs
upcoming dates
Upcoming Dates

NJASK Parent Forum

Thursday, April 7, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Brookside Elementary School

HSPA

March 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NJASK

Grade 3-5: May 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Grade 6-8: May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

suggested websites
Suggested Websites
  • New Jersey Department of Education

www.state.nj.us/education/

  • Office of State Assessments

www.nj.gov/education/assessment/

  • Office of Academic Standards

www.nj.gov/education/aps

  • New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/

  • Measurement, Inc.

www.measinc.com/njask

  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Writing Frameworks

http://nagb.org/publications/frameworks.htm

questions
Questions

If you have questions, please contact

Rory McCourt at rmccourt@wwrsd.org or please contact your building principal.