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Office of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer." ~Alice Wellington Rollins

 

What is Assessment?  

  • Assessment refers to the methods or tools that educators use to evaluate academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, and/or educational needs of students. Assessment, teaching, and learning are inextricably linked, as each informs the others.

 

Assessment Reports & Resources

  • Click here for all district score reports. 
  • Click here for parent memos and printable resources. 
  • See chart below for online resources related to assessments. 

 

State/Commercially-Developed Standardized Assessments & Local/Classroom Assessments

  •  The Southampton Township School District believes in the use of data-driven instruction.  We actively gather data from assessments to strengthen our understanding of student learning.  This data drives how teachers differentiate in the classroom, use intervention/enrichment time, and plan for instruction. 
  •  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the fall of 2016, school districts must by October 1st of each year provide parents and guardians certain information on any state assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in that school year. Below is a list and description of our assessments. 

 

Assessment Name & Skill(s) Assessed

Administration Window(s)

Grades Covered

State/Federal Requirement

When Results Are Available

Links to More Information

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment – Reading Fluency & Comprehension

September, January, May

November, January, June

Grades 1-5 

Grade K

 

N/A

immediately after each assessment window closes; shared via conferences & report cards

F&P Website

Renaissance STAR360 – Reading and Math

September, January, & May/June

Grades K-8

N/A

7-10 days after each assessment window closes; shared upon request

STAR360 Customizable Demo

BRIGANCE Screen 3 –  Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Spring before student’s Kindergarten year

Grades PreK & K

N/A

7-10 days after assessment window closes; given to parent w/teacher notification letter.

 

Kindergarten Language Screening Test (KLST-2) – Speech & Language Skills

Spring before student’s Kindergarten year

Grades PreK & K

N/A

7-10 days after assessment window closes; no written report; shared w/parent at time of assessment. 

 

NJASK - Science

May 

Grades 4 & 8

State-mandated

September following the spring test administration

 

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and (PARCC) – Reading and Math

April/May 

Grades 3-8

State-mandated

September following the spring test administration

PARCC Parent Info

PARCC Tutorials

PARCC Practice Tests

DLM – Reading & Math

April/May

Grades 3-8; IEP-driven alternative proficiency assessment to the PARCC

State-mandated

September following the spring test administration

NJDOE Website for DLM

W-APT (WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test) – English Language Proficiency

Flexible - when a new student enters the district who may be designated ELL.

 

Incoming students who might be designated as English Language Learners

State-mandated

Immediately after scoring the assessment; shared upon request

WIDA-APT Website

WIDA Access for ELLs 2.0

April/May

ELL Students

State-mandated

September following the spring test administration

Access for ELLS Website

Child Study Team (CST) Testing

On-going

All Grades

Federal and State-Mandated

As per code

 

Graded Classroom Assessments – Tests, quizzes, presentations, portfolios, rubrics

On-going

All Grades

N/A

Sent home & shared at parent/teacher conferences, meetings, etc.

 

Non-Graded Classroom Assessments – Informal observation, discussion, checklists, etc.

On-Going

All Grades

N/A

Used by teacher to inform instruction; shared upon request and/or at conferences, meetings, etc.