Jefferson Township Public Schools
Spring 2007 Testing Analysis
Presented to: Jefferson Township Board of Education
Presented by: Mary K. Thornton, Ph.D.
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
July 16, 2007
Background
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) – signed
into law on January 8, 2002
This law represents some of the most significant
changes to the Elementary and Secondary Act
(ESEA) since its enactment in 1965
Introduction
NCLB contains four basic major education reform
principals:
•increased focus on accountability,
•increased flexibility and local control,
•expanded educational options for parents, and
•focus on research-based methods and practices
Stronger Accountability for
Results
2002-03 SY, schools must administer tests in each of
three grade spans: grades 3-5, grades 6-9, and
grades 10-12 in all schools
2005-06 SY, tests must be administered every year
in grades 3 through 8 and one year in grades 10-12
States must develop standards in science by the
2005-06 school year
2007-08 SY, science achievement must also be
tested
Guidelines for Assessing
Students
Goal: All students will be assessed
At least 95% of each student group must
participate in the assessment process
Students enrolled for < 1 year will not be
included in the accountability process
(July 1)
Students with severe disabilities must be assessed
utilizing the Alternative Proficiency Assessment
(APA)
Guidelines for Assessing
Students
Out of district students will be included in their
home school’s accountability process
LEP students must also be assessed
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Each state must establish a definition by AYP to
measure the yearly incremental progress of
schools in reaching 100 % proficiency by the
2013-14 SY
Each state must establish a minimum standard
for percentage of students proficient for each year
during that period
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Student progress will also be assessed by student
groups
Racial/Ethnic
Income
LEP
Special Education
Starting points were established for language
arts literacy and mathematics for 4th, 8th, and
11th grades
Establishing AYP
States are required to raise the standard once in
the first two years, then at least every three years,
therefore, standards will be raised in NJ 2005,
2008, 2011, and 2014
In 2014, all groups must attain 100% proficiency
in language arts literacy, mathematics, and
science
Preliminary Starting Points for
AYP
Test/Grade
Level
Subject
2003 and
2004 AYP
Target
HSPA
(Grade 11)
LAL
Mathematics
73%
55%
GEPA
(Grade 8)
LAL
Mathematics
58%
39%
NJASK 3 &4
(Grades 3 & 4)
LAL
Mathematics
68%
53%
Incremental Increases
LAL
Math
Starting
Point
2003
2005
2008
2011
2014
Grades
3-5
68
75
82
91
100
Grades
6-8
58
66
76
87
100
Grade
11
73
79
85
92
100
Grades
3-5
53
62
73
85
100
Grades
6-8
39
49
62
79
100
Grade
11
55
64
74
86
100
School-level Accountability
Each school’s proficiency statistics in each area
(reading and math) and student subgroup will be
compared to the statewide benchmark
Results for subgroups with fewer than 20
(SPED- 35) students will be suppressed or
excluded from the analysis
A misclassification rate of 5% will also be
applied (error margin)
If a subgroup is identified as not having met AYP,
“safe harbor”may be reached
Multiple Measures
States must also utilize additional indicators of
student performance or achievement in
conjunction with statewide assessments
MS/HS level – graduation rate
Elementary level – attendance rate
School Improvement
Identification
Schools that have not made AYP for two
consecutive school years in the same content area
will be identified as needing school improvement
before the beginning of the next school year
Schools are responsible for improving the
academic performance of all students
“Real consequences” exist for schools and
districts that fail to make AYP
School Improvement ProcessSanctions
Year
Baseline
Year 1
Status
Baseline
Year
Fail to
make
AYP
Fail to
make
AYP
1st year
of
school
impr.
2nd year
of
school
impr.
3rd
year of
school
impr.
4th year
of
school
impr.
Services
from
district
None
None
None
Tech.
Assist.
Tech.
Assist.
Corr.
Action
Resturc.
None
None
School
Choice
School
Choice
SES
School
Choice
SES
School
Choice
SES
Parental
Choice
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Jefferson Township Public Schools
NJ DOE Assessments Spring 2007
Total Students
100
96.3
96
92.1
91.5
94.8
86.6 88
87.2
90
90.5
88.4
83.7
77.8
80
77.1
79.8
Total Proficiency
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
ASK 3
ASK 4
ASK 5
ASK 6
ASK 7
GEPA
HSPA
LANGUAGE ARTS
MATH
Jefferson Township Public Schools
Detailed Longitudinal View for All Groups by District and Schools
NJ ASK 3 2004 to 2007
NJ ASK 3
DISTRICT
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
83.4
1.4
84.8
88.6
1.6
90.2
47.2
0
47.2
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
62.5
61.8
69.4
%
Proficient
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
82.4
2.1
84.5
82.4
3.9
86.3
87.7
4.1
91.8
87.3
4.4
91.7
48.5
0
48.5
44.4
0
44.4
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
% Advanced
Proficient
2006
24.7
87.2
63.2
19.2
82.4
58.4
31.3
89.7
26.8
88.8
64.8
20.7
85.5
58
34.1
92.1
11.1
80.5
50
8.8
58.8
59.3
11.1
70.4
%
Proficient
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
% Total
Prof
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
87.9
4.2
92.1
88.4
4.4
92.8
86.5
2.7
89.2
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
57.3
39
96.3
55.8
40.3
96.1
64.9
32.4
97.3
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Proficient
NJ ASK 3
STANLICK
Briggs
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
Briggs
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
83.9
1.8
85.7
84.1
3.6
87.7
79.7
3.4
83.1
86.3
2.5
88.8
90.9
2.3
93.2
87.7
4.1
91.8
86
4
90
87.1
3
90.1
56.5
0
56.5
53.3
0
53.3
41.2
0
41.2
87.5
0
87.5
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Advanced
Prof
2007
% Total
Prof
57.1
33
90.1
62.6
23.7
86.3
56.8
28
84.8
57.5
38.3
95.8
54.5
37.5
92
63.9
24.6
88.5
57
31
88
55.4
40.6
96
69.6
17.4
87
50
18.8
68.8
52.9
11.8
64.7
62.5
31.3
93.8
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Prof
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Prof
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Prof
2006
% Total
Prof
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
Briggs
%
Proficient
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Proficient
NJ ASK 3
WHITE ROCK
83
1.2
84.2
80.8
0.7
81.5
86
4.4
90.4
89.5
%
Advanced
Prof
2007
5.5
87.3
1.3
88.6
85.8
0.7
86.5
88.6
4.8
93.4
89.5
5.6
95.1
30.8
0
30.8
41.2
0
41.2
55.6
0
55.6
85.7
4.8
90.5
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Prof
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Prof
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Prof
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Advanced
Prof
2007
% Total
Prof
66.1
19.3
85.4
63.6
15.2
78.8
59.6
35.1
92.7
57.1
39.5
96.6
65.8
20.9
86.7
65.7
17.2
82.9
59
37.1
96.1
56
40
96
69.2
0
69.2
47.1
0
47.1
66.7
11.1
77.8
66.7
33.3
100
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
AYP for 2004
LAL
Math
AYP for 2005, 2006 and 2007
68
53
LAL
Math
75
62
%
Proficient
%
Proficient
% Total
Prof
95
NJ ASK 3
TOTAL PROFICIENCY (Proficient and Advanced Proficient)
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
2006
2007
# of Valid
Test Scores
MATH
2006
2007
%
# of Valid
%
# of Valid
%
# of Valid
%
Proficient Test Scores Proficient Test Scores Proficient Test Scores Proficient
STANLICK
Total
General
Special
Education
118
110
83.1
90
119
101
89.1
90.1
118
100
84.8
88
120
101
95.8
96
17
*41.2
16
87.5
17
64.7
16
87.5
115
105
90.4
93.4
146
124
94.5
95.1
115
105
92.7
96.1
147
125
96.6
96
10
*55.6
21
90.5
10
77.8
21
100
233
205
86.3
91.7
265
225
92.1
92.8
233
205
89.7
92.1
267
226
96.3
96.1
27
*44.4
37
89.2
27
70.4
37
97.3
WHITE ROCK
Total
General
Special
Education
DISTRICT
Total
General
Special
Education
AYP
Language Arts - 75
Math 62
*Did not make AYP
Jefferson Township Public Schools
Detailed Longitudinal View for All Groups by District and Schools
NJ ASK 4 2004 to 2007
NJ ASK 4
DISTRICT
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
88.5
1.1
89.6
85.6
3.5
89.1
80.4
2.4
82.8
86.8
0.4
87.2
92.3
1.2
93.5
89.6
4
93.6
84.6
2.7
87.3
92.2
0.5
92.7
61.3
0
61.3
58.8
0
58.8
52.8
0
52.8
51.7
0
51.7
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficinet
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
49.8
22.6
72.4
56.7
30.6
87.3
43.6
40.3
83.9
44.7
46.8
91.5
51.2
24
75.2
55
33.7
88.7
42.3
43.8
86.1
44.6
50
94.6
37.5
12.5
50
67.6
8.8
76.4
54.1
16.2
70.3
44.8
27.6
72.4
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
NJ ASK 4
STANLICK
Briggs
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
Briggs
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
87.6
1.7
89.3
81
8.6
89.6
79.6
1.5
81.1
83.1
0.8
83.9
93.1
2
95.1
86
10.5
96.5
83.5
1.7
85.2
92.8
1
93.8
57.9
0
57.9
57.9
0
57.9
50
0
50
40
0
40
%
Proficient
2004
%
Advanced
Prof
2004
% Total
Prof
2004
%
Proficient
2005
%
Advanced
Prof
2005
41.3
28.9
70.2
45.7
41.9
87.6
39.9
44.6
32.7
77.3
44.2
47.7
91.9
38
25
10
35
52.6
15.8
68.4
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
89.2
0.6
89.8
88.7
0.6
91.7
0.7
92.4
91.4
0.6
66.7
0
66.7
61.5
0
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
56.3
17.7
74
63.3
55.9
17.9
73.8
60.7
58.3
16.7
75
92.3
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
Briggs
%
Proficient
% Total
Prof
2005
%
Proficient
2006
%
Advanced
Prof
2006
%
Advanced
Prof
2007
% Total
Prof
2006
%
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
2007
39.1
79
44.5
41.2
85.7
42.1
80.1
45.4
46.4
91.8
52.9
17.6
70.5
40
20
60
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
89.3
81
3.2
84.2
90.5
0
90.5
92
85.5
3.6
89.1
91.6
0
91.6
61.5
52.6
0
52.6
77.8
0
77.8
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
24.3
87.6
46.5
41.5
88
44.8
52.6
97.4
26.4
87.1
46
45.3
91.3
43.9
53.3
97.2
0
92.3
52.6
15.8
68.4
55.6
44.4
100
NJ ASK 4
WHITE ROCK
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
AYP for 2004
LAL
Math
AYP for 2005, 2006 and 2007
68
53
LAL
Math
75
62
NJ ASK4
TOTAL PROFICIENCY (Proficient and Advanced Proficient)
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
2006
2007
MATH
SCIENCE
2006
2007
2006
2007
# of Valid
# of Valid
# of Valid
# of Valid
# of Valid
# of Valid
Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient
STANLICK
Total
General
Special
Education
137
121
81.1
85.2
118
97
83.9
93.8
138
121
79
90.1
119
97
85.7
91.8
139
121
91.4
91.7
119
97
91.6
96.9
16
*50.0
20
*40.0
17
70.5
20
*60.0
18
88.9
20
75
158
138
84.2
89.1
116
107
90.5
91.6
159
137
88
91.3
116
107
97.4
97.2
158
138
92.4
93.5
117
107
95.8
98.2
19
*52.6
9
77.8
19
68.4
9
100
19
89.5
10
70
296
259
82.8
87.3
234
204
87.2
92.7
298
260
83.9
86.1
235
204
91.5
94.6
298
259
91.9
92.6
236
204
93.6
97.5
36
*52.8
29
*51.7
37
70.3
29
72.4
38
89.5
30
74.3
WHITE ROCK
Total
General
Special
Education
DISTRICT
Total
General
Special
Education
AYP
Language Arts - 75
Math 62
*Did not make AYP
NJ ASK 5
TOTAL PROFICIENCY (Proficient and Advanced Proficient)
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
2006
2007
# of Valid
Test Scores
% Proficient
# of Valid
Test Scores
107
88
93.2
98.9
19
MATH
2006
% Proficient
# of Valid
Test Scores
144
126
93.1
98.4
68.4
18
180
161
96.1
98.8
19
2007
% Proficient
# of Valid
Test Scores
% Proficient
108
88
88.9
93.4
145
126
91.1
92.8
*55.6
19
73.8
18
83.3
158
138
98.8
100
180
161
92.2
94.4
158
138
98.1
99.3
73.7
19
89.5
19
73.7
19
89.5
287
249
95.2
98.7
303
264
96
99.3
288
249
90.9
94
304
264
94.8
96.2
38
71.1
38
73.7
38
72.1
38
86.9
STANLICK
Total
General
Special
Education
WHITE ROCK
Total
General
Special
Education
DISTRICT
Total
General
Special
Education
AYP
Language Arts - 75
Math 62
*Did not make AYP
NJ ASK 6/NJ ASK 7/GEPA
TOTAL PROFICIENCY (Proficient and Advanced Proficient)
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
2006
2007
MATH
2006
2007
# of Valid
Test Scores
% Proficient
# of Valid
Test Scores
% Proficient
# of Valid
Test Scores
% Proficient
# of Valid
Test Scores
% Proficient
287
251
81.2
91.3
285
252
86.6
94
286
251
74.8
82.4
285
252
88
93.2
36
*11.1
33
*30.3
35
*20.0
33
*48.5
304
258
89.2
96.9
284
245
88.4
95.9
305
259
72.5
80.7
284
244
77.8
86.9
45
*44.4
39
*41
45
*26.7
40
*22.5
304
261
84.9
92.7
308
258
77.1
88.4
305
261
81.7
87
306
257
79.8
88.3
41
*36.6
48
*16.7
41
*41.6
49
*34.7
NJ ASK 6
Total
General
Special
Education
NJ ASK 7
Total
General
Special
Education
GEPA
Total
General
Special
Education
AYP
Language Arts - 66
Math 49
*Did not make AYP
Jefferson Township Public Schools
Detailed Longitudinal View for all Groups by District and Schools
GEPA and HSPA 2004 to 2007
GEPA
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
%
Advanced
% Proficient Proficient
2004
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
80.4
2.2
82.6
73.2
5.4
78.6
81.3
3.6
84.9
69.3
7.8
77.1
84.4
2.3
86.7
80.2
6.1
86.3
88.5
4.2
92.7
79.1
9.3
88.4
26.3
0
26.3
18.2
0
18.2
36.6
0
36.6
16.7
0
16.7
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
81.7
59.5
20.3
79.8
%
Advanced
% Proficient Proficient
2004
51.4
28.3
79.7
51.9
23.6
75.5
58.7
23
56.4
30.4
86.8
56.3
26.6
82.9
60.9
26.8
87
64.6
23.7
88.3
23.8
4.8
28.6
17.6
0
17.6
41.5
0
41.5
32.7
2
34.7
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
HSPA
LANAGUAGE ARTS
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Students
Special Education
Students
%
Advanced
% Proficient Proficient
2004
74.7
17.3
92
70.7
21.5
92.2
74.4
17.6
92
76
14.5
93.5
78
19.3
97.3
73.1
24.5
97.6
77.6
19.6
97.2
80.6
15.7
96.3
66.7
0
66.7
727
0
72.7
46.2
0
46.2
20
0
20
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2005
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2006
% Total
Prof
%
Proficient
%
Advanced
Proficient
2007
% Total
Prof
%
Advanced
% Proficient Proficient
2004
62.1
24.2
86.3
58.5
30.7
89.2
61.5
24.7
86.2
61
22.7
83.7
66.5
26.5
92
60.7
34.6
95.3
64.2
27.6
91.8
65
24.7
89.7
33.3
0
33.3
58.3
8.3
66.6
37
0
37
14.3
0
14.3
Middle School AYP for 2005, 2006 and 2007
LAL
Math
66
49
High School AYP for 2005, 2006 and 2007
LAL
Math
79
64
HSPA
TOTAL PROFICIENCY (Proficient and Advanced Proficient)
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
2006
2007
MATH
2006
2007
# of Valid
# of Valid
# of Valid
# of Valid
Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient Test Scores % Proficient
HSPA
Total
General
273
245
92
97.2
262
242
90.5
96.3
275
246
86.2
91.8
262
242
83.7
89.7
Special
Education
26
*46.2
20
*20.0
27
*37
20
*14.3
AYP
Language Arts - 79
Math 64
*Did not make AYP
23 Special Education Students
17 exempt from passing - 1 passed
6 not exempt from passing - 3 failed
TRENDS – Same Student Population (District)
Total Proficiency (Proficient and Advanced Proficient)
Current Grade 4:
LAL
Total Students
General Education
Special Education
ASK 3 (06)
86.3
91.7
44.4
ASK 4 (07)
87.2
92.7
51.7
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Special Education
ASK 3 (06)
89.7
92.1
70.4
ASK 4 (07)
91.5
94.6
72.4
Current Grade 5:
LAL
Total Students
General Education
Special Education
ASK 3 (05)
84.5
91.8
48.5
ASK 4 (06)
82.8
97.3
52.8
ASK 5 (07)
96.0
99.3
73.7
MATH
Total Students
General Education
Special Education
ASK 3 (05)
82.4
85.5
58.8
ASK 4 (06)
83.9
86.1
70.3
ASK 5 (07)
94.8
96.2
86.9
ASK 4 (05)
89.1
93.6
58.8
ASK 5 (06)
95.2
98.7
71.1
ASK 6 (07)
86.6
94.0
30.3
MATH
ASK 3 (04)
ASK 4 (05)
Total Students
87.2
87.3
General Education
88.8
88.7
Special Education
80.5
76.4
Note: Numbers listed in bold and italicized are below AYP
ASK 5 (06)
90.9
94.0
72.0
ASK 6 (07)
88.0
93.2
48.5
Current Grade 6:
LAL
Total Students
General Education
Special Education
ASK 3 (04)
84.8
90.2
47.2
Current Grade 7:
TRENDS – Same Student Population (District) - continued
Total Proficiency (Proficient and Advanced Proficient)
ASK 7
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
Total Students
General Education Students
Special Education Students
ASK 4 (2004)
89.6
93.5
61.3
ASK 6 (2006)
81.2
91.3
11.1
ASK 7 (2007)
88.4
95.9
41.0
MATH
Total Students
General Education Students
Special Education Students
ASK 4 (2003)
72.4
75.2
50.0
ASK 7 (2006)
74.8
82.4
20.0
ASK 7 (2007)
79.8
86.9
22.5
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
Total Students
General Education Students
Special Education Students
ASK 4 (2003)
83.7
88.4
46.7
ASK 7 (2006)
89.2
96.9
44.4
GEPA (2007)
77.1
88.4
16.7
MATH
Total Students
General Education Students
Special Education Students
ASK 4 (2003)
71.7
75.1
46.6
ASK 7 (2006)
72.5
90.7
26.7
GEPA (2007)
79.8
88.3
34.7
Current Grade 8:
GEPA
Current Grade 11:
HSPA
LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
GEPA (2003)
Total Students
81.3
General Education Students
86.2
Special Education Students 30.8 (all Special Education)
HSPA (2007)
90.5
96.3
20.0 (include all IEP exempt)
MATH
Total Students
General Education Students
Special Education Students
HSPA (2007)
83.7
89.7
14.3 (including all IEP exempt)
GEPA (2003)
73.1
77.6
26.9 (all Special Education)
How Were Student
Assessment Results
Used?
Curriculum Revision –
aligned with 2004 NJ CCCS
 Language Arts (updated 2006)
 Math (updated 2006 and 2007)
 Science
 World Languages (2006)
 Health & Physical Education (2007)
 High School Electives (2006)
 Art (2006)
 Social Studies (2007)
 *Reviewed and revised all HS AP courses (2007)
Purchased
 Teachers’ Desk Reference Books for all staff
in Grades K-12
 New instructional materials for all areas
including textbooks, audio visuals and
computer software (Social Studies, Math,
Language Arts, Science)
Extensive Professional Development
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Computer and Interactive White Board training
Differentiated Instruction and Assessment
Collaborative teaching
Using NJ CCCS in planning
Assessment design
Use of rubrics for student assessment
Specific computer software
Student writing (elementary – Four Square)
Learning Centers
Guided Reading
Literacy Center Management
Study Groups for teachers – writing, using grammar, guided reading
Learning Styles
Instructional Strategies
Administrative Initiatives
 Elementary Curriculum Councils
 Professional Development provided at all faculty and
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department meetings
STI program used for recording student grades (6-12)
STI program used for lesson planning (6-12)
Grade level meetings (K-5)
Pacing Guides written by teachers for all subject
areas (K-12)
Designed and implemented district student
assessment program (Grades 1-12)
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
STUDENT ASSESSMENT
STANDARDS BASED
ASSESSMENT
PLAN
(Oct.) Baseline Assessments
(March) Exit Assessments
2004-2005
BASELINE: Grades 3, 4, 7, 8,
10 & 11
EXIT:
State Assessments: Grades
3, 4, 8 & 11.
JTPS follow-up: Grades 7 &
10
2005-2006
BASELINE: Grades 3 & 8
EXIT: DOE exams
CURRICULUM BASED
NJ DOE
March 2005
SCHOOL
SCHOOL
Teacher generated:
performance,
projects, tests,
quizzes, etc.
ASK
3
Grade/Subject Specific
High School & Middle School
Academic Subjects
ASK
4
GEPA
HSPA
Ongoing - check for
students’ mastery of
content knowledge
and skills
March 2006 –
Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 11
NCLB requires Language
Arts, Math & Science
Assessment for students
from grades 3-8 annually,
and once during grades 912.
Elementary Schools – Language
Arts, & Math Gr. 1-5 Mid Year
Assessments
High School: Mid-Term
Final Exam
Language Arts
Literacy, Math &
Science
Kindergarten through
Grade 12
PURPOSE: Use assessments to
inform & drive good
instructional practices.
PROFESSIONAL DEVEOPMENT:
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Questioning techniques
– written & oral
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Using selected response
& constructed response
activities
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Collaborative classes
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Writing & Reading across
curriculum K-12
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Study Skills
DISTRICT
Student Outcomes –
drive instruction and
interventions.
Grade 6 – Marking Period
Grade 7 – MP 1, 2, & Finals
Grade 8 – Mid-terms & Finals
Elementary Schools: Grades
1-5 Mid Year Language Arts &
Math
Student Outcomes – drive
curriculum, materials, &
strategies.
Revised January 2006
Mary K. Thornton, Ph.D.
Analysis by teachers, supervisors and
administrators led to:
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Identification of areas of weakness and re-teaching
Pacing guides
Increased small group instruction
Changes in instructional materials
Increased emphasis on writing
Use of alternate assessments
Identification of students at-risk of failure
Emphasis on basic math skills
Increased use of problems solving skills
Targeted remedial programs
Use of rubrics in assignments and grading
Use of differentiated instruction
Use of state test format questions in assignments and
assessments
What’s Next – 2007-2008
Continue effective programs:
 Create lists of at-risk students and track their progress.
Remediate with targeted instruction.
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Smaller groups in Middle School
Specific to needs of individual
Fundamentals of Literacy
Expand use of Guided Reading (K-12)
Expand practice of elementary learning and literacy centers
Continue use of the differentiated spelling program, (Gr. 1-5)
Continue use of integrated test prep materials in elementary
Expand use of integrated test prep materials to Middle School
Continue to implement Four Square Writing (K-5)
Expand use of Four Square Writing to Middle School
New Initiatives for 2007-2008
 Revise Language Arts curriculum (Character
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Education themes)
Study Island – web based instruction in LAL and
Math, grades 2-12
Writing Portfolios for all students (K-12)
Re-evaluate content, materials, and instruction in 9th,
10th and 11th grade Math courses
Add Honors level Statistics class in HS
Fall baseline testing in LAL and Math for 10th grade
Address targeted writing skills in MS program
New Initiatives (continued)
 Year long, curriculum based, integrated test prep (Gr. 3-11)
 Incorporate Singapore Math practices in K-8 Math curriculum
 E.G.G.S. (Everyone Gets a Great Start) intervention program for
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Kindergarten
Review and revise content matter for MS Fundamentals of
Literacy classes
Review instructional materials and methodologies in Special
Education programs
Create and implement a district framework for instruction
Review and update mentoring program
Provide continuous professional development for all staff
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