“SAT School Day” and ACT for 2017 Graduates Achievement Levels Rise for Timberlane Students

September 7, 2017

In 2015 New Hampshire partnered with the College Board to replace the Grade 11 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) with SAT School Day. The redesigned SAT assessed English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics. The assessment focused on what students learned in classrooms as it aligned with New Hampshire’s College and Career Readiness standards and Timberlane curricula.

The Timberlane Regional School District is proud to announce that the percentage of Grade 11 students who met or exceeded benchmarks on state accountability testing in Reading and Writing increased from 64% last year to 67% in 2017, and from 41% in Mathematics to 46%. Timberlane outperformed this year’s state averages in Mathematics, and Evidence Based Reading and Writing as reported by College Board.

The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.*

The Timberlane Regional School District is proud to announce that for the first time in five years, the percent of Timberlane ACT tested students outperformed the state with 74% of students meeting benchmark scores in all 4 tested categories.

The test consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework. While not mandated as a state accountability measure, numerous (approximately 10% of the graduating class of 2017) opted to take the assessment for college entrance.

Director of Data, Assessment, and Accountability, Mrs. Christi Michaud, recognizes the success of Timberlane students and the outstanding efforts of educators and administrators in the Timberlane Regional School District. “The Timberlane team continues to carve a path of excellence for students through best practices, data-informed decision making, and collaboration with students, educators, and families,” she says.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Earl Metzler, is proud of the work of our instructional leaders, instructors, support staff and students, and states, “We continue to embrace the core values that lead to increased student achievement (rigor, evaluation, accountability, and support), and in doing so, we celebrate every new benchmark as affirmation that our hard work is paying off. Congratulations students and staff, Timberlane IS leading the teaching and learning in New Hampshire!”

“On behalf of the school board I am very pleased to report further increased student achievement as evidenced by these test scores. Recognition and thanks is extended to our instructional staff and students for the tremendous amount of work demonstrated by these results.” – Brian Boyle, Chairman TRSB

*source: www.act.org

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