• Evesham Township School District (ETSD) Summary

     

    The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released in January 2018 NJ School Performance Reports.  These are annual reports that the state developed to provide the public with various data including school-level demographics, state assessment scores, information about staff working in a school, and more for the 2016-2017 school year.  The performance reports provide a brief overview of various areas such as: enrollment, participation & performance, student growth, attendance, student discipline, technology readiness, per-pupil expenditures, and school climate.  The following four areas have state targets and are further defined below:  Participation Rate, Academic Achievement, Academic Progress, and Chronic Absenteeism. New this year, each school has an at-a-glance summary report.

    Participation Rate, Academic Achievement, and Academic Progress include measures based on the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (M) sections of the NJ PARCC, administered to students in grades three to eight, from the spring of 2017.  In addition to PARCC data, this section of the school performance report also includes NJASK Science performance, as well as other state required assessments that are applicable to the school including DLM, ACCESS for ELLs, and NAEP.

    The NJDOE continues to utilize a state participation target rate of 95 percent annually for PARCC.  A school is determined to meet the state’s annual expectations if all identified subgroups within a school either met the state participation rate in 2017 or by utilizing a three-year average.  In ETSD, six of nine schools met the participation target for the schoolwide population.  Four elementary schools made the participation targets in all subgroups.  The remaining three schools missed in the schoolwide target, along with one or more additional subgroup areas. 

    New this year, the NJDOE established a state proficiency goal of 80 percent for PARCC.  In addition, annual progress targets were developed for each subgroup within a school based on initial baseline data from this relatively new assessment.  Annual progress targets are designed to increase the percentage of proficient students in all subgroups so that by the 2029-2030 school year all students across the state will meet the state proficiency goal.  A school is determined to meet the state’s annual expectations if it either meets the state proficiency goal or its designated progress target.  In ETSD, eight of our nine schools met the identified progress targets in LAL and M for the schoolwide population.  Seven of the eight schools met the target for all subgroups.  The final school met the Math progress target; however, missed the target number for LA.

    Academic Achievement – PARCC (Participation Target 95%, Proficiency Goal 80%) 

    School

    Schoolwide Performance

    ELA

    Schoolwide Performance

    Math

    Participation Target Met

    Annual Progress Target Met

    Beeler

    54%

    44%

    Yes

    Yes

    DES

    57%

    54%

    No

    Yes*

    Evans

    68%

    52%

    Yes*

    Yes

    Jaggard

    67%

    65%

    Yes

    Yes

    MES

    54%

    53%

    No

    Yes

    Rice

    66%

    55%

    Yes

    Yes

    VZ

    55%

    61%

    Yes

    No-LA, Yes-M

    DMS

    64%

    48%

    Yes*

    Yes

    MMS

    64%

    52%

    No

    Yes

    *denotes met schoolwide target, but missed in one or more other subgroup areas

    Academic Progress, formerly referred to as Student Growth, measures student performance from one year to the next on the PARCC when compared to students with a similar history of performance on this assessment.  A score is then divided into three student growth percentile (SGP) levels:  low growth (SGP score less than 35), typical growth (SGP score between 35 and 65), high growth (SGP score higher than 65). The NJDOE increased the established statewide target from 35 to 40 for all schools and subgroups.  In this area, all nine ETSD schools met the state established targets for the schoolwide population.  Five of the nine schools met growth targets in all subgroup areas.

    Academic Progress – PARCC SGP's (Statewide Target 40)

    School

    Schoolwide Median Growth

    ELA

    Schoolwide Median Growth

    Math

    State Target Met

    Beeler

    48

    42

    Yes*

    DES

    49

    57

    Yes*

    Evans

    51

    52

    Yes

    Jaggard

    60

    56

    Yes

    MES

    42

    44

    Yes*

    Rice

    51

    56

    Yes

    VZ

    45

    47

    Yes

    DMS

    52

    53

    Yes

    MMS

    43

    57

    Yes*

    *denotes met schoolwide target, but missed in one or more other subgroup areas

    Chronic Absenteeism (CA) is measured in schools across the state based on each student’s attendance at school.  A chronically absent student is defined as a student who was not present for any reason, excused or unexcused absence, for more than ten percent of the school year (or total days possible for that individual student).  In this area, eight of our nine ETSD schools met the state average targets for the schoolwide population.  Two of the eight schools met targets in all subgroup areas.  The final school missed the schoolwide target, along with additional subgroup areas. 

    Chronic Absenteeism – State Average (Elementary Target 8.4, Middle School Target 8.7)

    School

    Schoolwide CA Percent

    State Average Met

    Beeler

    3.2%

    Yes

    DES

    4.8%

    Yes*

    Evans

    7.1%

    Yes*

    Jaggard

    3.7%

    Yes

    MES

    3.9%

    Yes*

    Rice

    5.3%

    Yes*

    VZ

    6.5%

    Yes*

    DMS

    8.5%

    Yes*

    MMS

    8.8%

    No

    *denotes met schoolwide target, but missed in one or more other subgroup areas

    In addition to chronic absentee rates, this section of the performance report also includes a graph of absenteeism spans.  For middle school, Math & Spanish course participation, along with visual and performing arts enrollment is highlighted as well.

    Click below to access either your child's School Summary Report or the School Performance Report for 2016-2017 school year:

     

    Click below to access your child’s School Performance Report for the 2015-2016 school year:

     

     
     
Last Modified on September 13, 2018