Standardized Test Results

posted Nov 12, 2015, 12:47 PM by Jay Robinson   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 4:06 PM ]

Our District received the results from the first and last Smarter Balanced Testing. In recent weeks, the Department of Education stated in a press release:

What the exact nature of the test will be has yet to be determined, so I will provide an update when things are clarified. 

In terms of the Smarter Balanced results, I have attached an overview of our District's results, which show how our students performed as compared to the rest of the State in grades 3-8. As we discussed with our Curriculum Sub-Committee, it is difficult to draw any conclusions based upon one year of testing. Compounding the issue is the fact that many parents asked that their students be excused from testing, which we made possible in an attempt to maintain positive relationships with families. However, when significant numbers of students aren't tested (roughly 40 at Molly Ockett, for example), it makes it impossible to draw conclusions. We are in hopes that the potential new agreement with Measured Progress will result in a consistent test that, when given over a number of years, will give us usable data to compare with our classroom results. 
Jay Robinson,
Nov 12, 2015, 12:47 PM