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1 State Testing March 2006 Grades 3-8 (NJASK and GEPA)
2 District Factor Grouping DFG results compare our children’s test results to those in districts of similar socioeconomic status. Community wealth and educational levels are primary criteria. Mendham Borough is a “J” district, the highest DFG rating, so our children’s work is compared to similar districts, the most competitive level of comparison. A few other J districts are Harding, Mendham Twnshp, Millburn, Mt. Lakes, and Tewksbury.
3 Nature of Comparisons Comparing grade 3 and 4 results from the same year means comparing two different cohorts’ results. Comparing grade 3 of last year to grade 4 of this year means we are comparing the same students’ results, but on different tests.
4 NJASK Grade 3 All 83 Students March 2006 Language Arts Literacy 20062005 2004 % Advanced Proficient 1.2 1.5 1.3 % Proficient90.494.193.6 % Partially Proficient 8.4 4.4 5.1 Mathematics % Advanced Proficient 38.657.443.6 % Proficient 57.839.7 52.6 % Partially Proficient 3.6 2.9 3.8
5 Comparisons Grade 3, 2006 Language Arts Literacy all 83 students Total StudentsHilltopState Advanced Proficient 1.23.4 Proficient 90.479.0 Partially Proficient 8.417.5 Hilltop J Districts Advanced Proficient1.28.0 Proficient90.487.5 Partially Proficient8.44.5
23 Comparisons Grade 8, 2006 Mathematics (%) Total StudentsMV State Advanced Proficient32.820.9 Proficient60.343.6 Partially Proficient 6.935.5
24 Mathematics Total Proficiency Comparisons Grade 8
25 Cluster Scores Grade 3 Language Arts Literacy 2006 TOTAL STUDENTS(in % possible points) HilltopStateJ Distr WRITING45 50 about pictures 484651 about poems 414347 READING686070 Working with text 735266 Analyzing text 615363 TOTAL LAL 565358
26 Cluster Scores Grade 4 Language Arts Literacy 2006 TOTAL STUDENTS(in % possible points) HilltopStateJ District WRITING524955 about pictures 575258 about poems 474651 READING595363 Working with text 847284 Analyzing text 524957 TOTAL LAL 565259
27 Cluster Scores Grade 8 Language Arts Literacy 2006 Mountain View StateJ Districts Writing595562 Reading766372 Interpreting Text 756372 Analyzing Text 776372
28 Cluster Scores Grade 3 Mathematics 06 % of possible HilltopStateJ Districts No. operations 716474 Geometry & Measurement 838085 Patterns & Algebra 695985 Data analysis, Discrete Math 686475 Problem Solving 695769 TOTAL736777
29 Cluster Scores Grade 4 Mathematics 06 % of possible HilltopStateJ Districts No. operations 776576 Geometry & Measurement 806575 Patterns & Algebra 776174 Data analysis, Discrete Math 746072 Problem Solving 745971 TOTAL776374
30 Cluster Scores Grade 8 Mathematics % of possible MVStateJ Districts Number and Numerical Operations735873 Geometry and Measurement625369 Patterns and Algebra726176 Data Analysis and Discrete Mathematics 826579 Knowledge725975 Problem Solving735874
31 Special Education The test results for students whose learning is supported by special education are included in these data. Their results, when compared with special education students in other J districts, are generally above average.
32 So let’s summarize… Our children’s overall proficiency is very strong.
33 And we see that… Our largest interest is to address is Language Arts Literacy. The issues vary from grade to grade. Our best performance is in areas of mathematics—especially in problem solving, in using mathematics.
34 Curriculum Planning Language Arts Literacy Implement instructional practices supported by the latest research Provide on-going training utilizing the practices from Columbia University (Teachers College Writing Project) Develop quarterly prompt, timed writing assessments that are aligned with writing units Collect baseline, mid-year, and final writing assessments to check progress Monitor writing units to ensure specific units are taught prior to the state test
35 Curriculum Planning Mathematics K-4 Develop stronger pre-assessments to help identify strengths and weaknesses of students Plan time to articulate about student work within and across grade levels
36 Curriculum Planning Mathematics 5-8 Recent changes to the math program Rewrote math curriculum at grades 5-8 over the summer of 2006 Developed a basic skills assessment for each grade level to ensure mastery of fundamental skills Developed pre-assessments and administered within the first week of school to help identify student readiness
37 Curriculum Planning Mathematics 5-8 Work to be done this year Implement instructional practices that are supported by the latest research Monitor newly implemented math sequence to ensure students receive the necessary support at each grade level Provide time for teachers to analyze student work and share instructional practices Develop unit tests that follow a similar format and weighting system as the state tests Continue to train teachers in differentiated instruction
38 Finally, thank you for… Being here because you care to know and to help, and Sharing the opportunity to contribute to the growth of these excellent children and young people with us.
41 So let’s summarize… Grade 3: 91.6% in LA: 96.4% in Math Grade 4: 92.7% in LA; 95.6% in Math Grade 5: 94.6% in LA; 94.6% in Math Grade 6: 87.6% in LA; 79.0% in Math Grade 7: 97.5% in LA; 87.5% in Math Grade 8: 98.3% in LA; 93.1% in Math