District Assessment Program
In order to provide a well-balanced view of students’ individual progress in any one year, the district uses multiple measures to indicate progress. Of primary importance are the various on-going assessments used in the classrooms. Developmental Progress Reports/Report Cards and Parent Teacher Conferences are the main vehicles used to formally document progress made throughout the school year. Additional informal parent-teacher communication occurs throughout the school year on a regular basis.
2012 – 2013 School Year
First Trimester: September 6, 2012 – December 10, 2012
Second Trimester: December 11, 2012 – March 15, 2013
Third Trimester: March 18, 2013 – June 19, 2013
Quint Dates for Middle School Related Arts
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
November 5, 6 & 7
March 12, 13 & 14
Standardized assessments are an additional tool used to measure students’ level of performance. These assessments include:
New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge
The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) is a state-mandated annual assessment administered to all students in grades 3- 8. Assessments are designed to evaluate student proficiency in meeting the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. Subject areas currently being assessed include Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics and at selected grade levels, Science.
Cognitive Abilities Tests (CogATs)
The Cognitive Abilities Tests are nationally-normed assessments administered in grade 3, 5, and 7 annually. These tests measure student aptitude in areas of verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning.
American Diploma Project (ADP)
Algebra I End-of-Course Exam
The ADP Algebra I End-of-Course Exam is an initiative of the American Diploma Project. Participation in this standardized assessment is a new requirement from the New Jersey Department of Education. The end of course assessment has been designed to measure the knowledge of students who have completed Algebra I or its equivalent across districts and states. Additionally, it will be used to improve curriculum and instruction, as well as to help determine if students are ready for rigorous higher level mathematics.
For the 2012-2013 Assessment Schedule Click here.
The following links have more information on the state assessment programs:
Last Modified on January 28, 2013