NECAP PRESENTATION Definitions NECAP New England Common Assessment

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NECAP PRESENTATION

NECAP PRESENTATION

Definitions • NECAP New England Common Assessment Program • NAEP National Assessment Educational Progress

Definitions • NECAP New England Common Assessment Program • NAEP National Assessment Educational Progress • FOLLOW THE CHILD Targeted Growth

Background Information Who is assessed – All students in grades 3 -8 and grade

Background Information Who is assessed – All students in grades 3 -8 and grade 11 What is assessed – Reading, Mathematics all grades – Writing grades 5, 8 and 11 – Science grades 4, 8, and 11 (new May 2008)

Understanding the Results • Achievement Levels -Proficient with Distinction -Proficient -Partially Proficient -Substantially Below

Understanding the Results • Achievement Levels -Proficient with Distinction -Proficient -Partially Proficient -Substantially Below Proficient

Annual Measurable Objectives 2 year intervals, equally spaced to 100

Annual Measurable Objectives 2 year intervals, equally spaced to 100

Achievement Level Cut Scores Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 Subject Substantially Below

Achievement Level Cut Scores Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 Subject Substantially Below Proficient/ Partially Proficient/ Proficient with Distinction Reading 300 - 330 331 - 339 340 - 356 357 - 380 Math 300 - 331 332 - 339 340 - 352 353 - 380 Reading 400 - 430 431 - 439 440 - 454 455 - 480 Math 400 - 430 431 - 439 440 - 454 455 - 480 Reading 500 - 529 530 - 539 540 - 555 556 - 580 Mathematics 500 - 532 533 - 539 540 - 553 554 - 580 Writing 500 - 527 528 - 539 540 - 554 555 - 580 Reading 600 - 628 629 - 639 640 - 658 659 - 680 Mathematics 600 - 632 633 - 639 640 - 652 653 - 680 Reading 700 - 728 729 - 739 740 - 759 760 - 780 Mathematics 700 - 733 734 - 739 740 - 751 752 - 780 Reading 800 - 827 828 - 839 840 - 858 859 - 880 Mathematics 800 - 833 834 - 839 840 - 851 852 - 880 Writing 800 - 828 830 - 839 840 - 856 857 - 880 Reading Mathematics 11 Writing To be updated upon release of Grade 11 results

Understanding Results (cont. ) • Based on common items • Teaching Year vs. Testing

Understanding Results (cont. ) • Based on common items • Teaching Year vs. Testing Year

Comparative Scores Math

Comparative Scores Math

NECAP Comparative Scores

NECAP Comparative Scores

Comparative Scores Writing

Comparative Scores Writing

Use of Results • Use with other indicators -Identify student strengths and weaknesses -Long

Use of Results • Use with other indicators -Identify student strengths and weaknesses -Long term trends in student performance -Evaluate and improve curriculum and instruction through use of data -Action Plans Developed/Evaluated -Professional development

Results • Chance to experience Assessment

Results • Chance to experience Assessment

Important Information to Remember • Only one assessment, snapshot in time • Over the

Important Information to Remember • Only one assessment, snapshot in time • Over the past three years direct instructional support services have decreased due to No Child Left Behind and budgetary constraints • Targeted Growth