State Assessment Results Are Released
Timberlane’s commitment to maintaining the highest levels of rigor, evaluation, accountability and support is affirmed in the November 1, 2016 public release of the Smarter Balanced testing results for grades 3-8. The Smarter Balanced Assessment replaced the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) in English Language Arts and Mathematics in 2015.
Timberlane Regional School District is pleased to announce its students have outperformed the state average for students meeting or exceeding achievement standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics for the second year in a row. On average, Timberlane students in grades 3-8 who met or exceeded the achievement standards increased from 69% to 70% in English Language Arts, and from 55% to 58% in Mathematics since 2015, measures of 13% above this year’s state averages. Many individual grade levels experienced growth up to 22% in Mathematics and up to 16% in English Language Arts over last year, including last year’s 5th grade class who took the lead in Timberlane for overall growth.
District administrators and teachers are currently reviewing the newly released data. Director of Data, Assessment, and Accountability, Mrs. Christi Michaud, remarks, “As part of the district’s commitment to maintain the highest levels of rigor, evaluation, accountability, and support, educators are using the assessment results in combination with other formative data points to plan instruction for students, evaluate curriculum, determine professional development needs, and to monitor school and student goals moving forward.”
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Earl Metzler, congratulates both staff and students for their accomplishments and offers his continued support as they strive for excellence.
November 1, 2016