NECAP Scores Released
NECAP results were released to schools on January 31 and to the public the next day. NECAP is short for New England Comprehensive Assessment System. In the fall of the school year students in grades 3 through 8 and in grade 11 take NECAP tests in reading and math. Fifth, eighth, and eleventh graders also take a writing test.. Next October will be the final time NH students take NECAP tests before students take the Common-Core Smarter- Balanced assessments.
Grade-level NECAP reports are available through the NH Department of Education web site or at http:// reporting.measuredprogress.org/ nhprofile/. Individual student reports will be mailed to PES parents in March.
Teacher teams at PES are in the process of analyzing grade-level data to see how the subgroups performed. This analysis will help teachers adjust instruction for the remaining months of the school year..
Last year’s grade-three class performed strongly in both reading and math; this year’s grade-three class underperformed. For other grades, generally speaking, reading and writing scores are up this year and math scores held steady or slightly improved.
Five-year NECAP trends show, in general, a narrowing of the gap between PES students and the state. This year fourth graders broke the 80% mark in reading and outperformed the state. We still have some distance to cover to meet our district goal of 85% proficiency goal.