Assessment

2021-2022 Assessment Dates (click here)


NJSLS

The River Vale School District recognizes the value of using assessments to drive instruction. Assessments provide students with opportunities to practice skills and demonstrate understanding of content, and provide teachers with valuable information regarding student progress that can be used to raise student achievement.

Some assessments are formal, such as tests, quizzes, projects, and standardized assessments, while some are informal, such as class participation, discussion, and student surveys. Moreover, there is an important distinction between formative assessments, which enable teachers to closely monitor student progress, and summative assessments, which enable students to demonstrate their learning of a particular subject matter.


School Performance Reports


The 2020-2021 New Jersey School Performance Reports were recently released and are available on the NJ School Performance Reports webpage at www.njschooldata.org.

The School Performance Reports reflect the NJDOE’s commitment to providing parents, students, and school communities with a large variety of information about each school and local educational agency (LEA). While even comprehensive data dashboards like these do not fully capture the incredible efforts of our students, families, educators, and community members, the NJDOE believes that it is critical to use the data available in the reports, along with other information collected directly within your LEA and community, to start conversations, identify gaps in information, and continue to find ways to address the impacts of COVID-19 while ensuring all students receive the appropriate supports.

Important Notes about the 2020-2021 Reports
COVID-19 had a significant impact on the way the NJDOE was able to measure school performance and student achievement for both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 School Performance Reports. Accordingly, notes are included throughout the School Performance Reports to explain where data is missing or impacted by COVID-19 and an updated Impact of COVID-19 on Data Availability resource is available to summarize this information. Some data published in previous years is not available in the 2020-2021 School Performance Reports, such as student growth. Certain data elements that were unavailable for the 2019-2020 reports (e.g., chronic absenteeism data) are available again for the 2020-2021 reports.

The 2020-2021 reports include changes that respond to stakeholder feedback and updated federal and state requirements. These changes include:

  • New career and college readiness data including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment participation by student group and work-based learning participation;
  • Additional graduation data that includes the 6-year adjusted cohort graduation rate. Note that the NJDOE now uses a different methodology to calculate the federal graduation rate, as per a U.S. Department of Education (USDE) directive, and the new School Performance Reports provide the graduation rate using both the prior calculation methodology and the one as directed by USDE.
  • Expanded staff data including staff counts and information about teachers by subject area, as requested by stakeholders;
  • New apprenticeship data that shows how many students register in apprenticeship programs after high school graduation; and
  • Links to additional data such as Start Strong assessment results and opportunity to learn data, which includes information about internet connectivity and device data during the 2020-2021 school year.

To view School Performance Reports for Holdrum Middle School, Roberge Elementary School, and Woodside Elementary School, please click here.

The NJDOE continues to seek public input on ways to improve future reports. Please email [email protected] with feedback and suggestions.


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