PARCC Presentation

October 18, 2016

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Administered Spring 2016

This report serves to summarize the

Morris Plains Spring 2016 PARCC 3-8 test scores.

This presentation will also address the current state of instruction in the district and an action plan for ongoing growth and student achievement.

Assessments in Morris Plains

PARCC

NJASK - Science (Gr. 4 and 8)

Study Island

iReady Pilot (2nd Grade)

DRAs

Content specific teacher-made assessments

Fast Forword (Reading Progress Indicator)

Ongoing progress monitoring through LAL and Math Programs

Writing Portfolios

Goals of the PARCC Test

The PARCC test helps ensure that all students, regardless of income, family background or geography, have equal access to a world-class education that will prepare them for success after high school in college and/or careers. New state standards set consistent expectations in English and mathematics for every student, and PARCC provides a valid and reliable evaluation of each student’s progress toward them.

Math Performance Distribution By % (2015 - 2016)

Year

1

Did not meet

2

Partially Met

3

Approached

4

Met

5

Exceeded

4 & 5

State Average

Avg. Overall Score

2016 Math (Grade 3)

2

8

20

49

22

71

750

765

2015 Math (Grade 3)

3

6

26

53

11

64

745

756

2016 Math (Grade 4)

5

7

33

47

9

56

746

756

2015 Math (Grade 4)

3

13

24

57

3

60

743

755

2016 Math (Grade 5)

3

5

20

53

19

72

747

764

2015 Math (Grade 5)

0

2

23

53

23

76

743

770

2016 Math (Grade 6)

5

3

17

51

24

75

743

767

2015 Math (Grade 6)

0

10

24

53

13

66

742

762

2016 Math (Grade 7)

0

3

29

45

22

67

740

765

2015 Math (Grade 7)

11

14

42

33

0

33

739

735

2016 Math (Grade 8)

5

14

27

55

0

55

726

749

2015 Algebra 1

0

0

3

73

23

96

737

790

2016 Algebra 1

0

0

4

60

35

95

741

793

LAL Performance Distribution By % (2015 - 2016)

Year

1

Did not meet

2

Partially Met

3

Approached

4

Met

5

Exceeded

4 & 5

State Average

Avg. Overall Score

2016 LAL (Grade 3)

4

9

30

42

15

57

746

764

2015 LAL (Grade 3)

3

16

24

52

5

57

743

756

2016 LAL (Grade 4)

2

12

26

45

16

61

751

760

2015 LAL (Grade 4)

5

5

32

48

11

59

750

756

2016 LAL (Grade 5)

0

6

25

63

6

69

751

762

2015 LAL (Grade 5)

0

0

28

56

16

72

750

767

2016 LAL (Grade 6)

2

3

19

53

22

75

750

767

2015 LAL (Grade 6)

2

3

11

62

21

83

747

769

2016 LAL (Grade 7)

0

2

8

61

29

90

753

776

2015 LAL (Grade 7)

1

6

10

46

37

83

749

774

2016 LAL (Grade 8)

1

1

7

46

44

90

753

788

Noteworthy Areas of Strength/Focus

Areas of Strength

  • Students showed growth at every grade level in Language Arts between 2015 and 2016
  • Our Algebra I program is preparing students well to apply the Algebra standards

Areas of Focus

  • Large percentage of student scoring 3’s, 2’s, and 1’s
  • Mathematics
  • 3rd/4th grade scores

What are we doing now?

  • PLCs-focus on using assessment data to drive instruction through the PLC model K-8 (Team Time)
  • Benchmark Testing-Math and Language Arts benchmarks in 2-8th grade (iReady and Study Island)
  • PD on Effective Assessment with The Madison Institute (Tim Casperson)
  • Literacy and Technology coaches
  • Implementing Writer’s Workshop while preparing for Reader’s Workshop (Patty McGee)
  • iLAb/STEM at Borough
  • 20 Time
  • Increased and restructured department meetings

What are we doing now?

  • Progress Monitoring
  • Walkthroughs
  • Chromebook initiative (1:1 in 2nd - 8th grade)
  • Administrative Team Book Study
  • Special Education Consultant
  • Consortium - Shared Services/Resources
  • Coaching Model
    • Staff-selected coaches
    • Goal setting with each individual staff member
    • Increased coach/staff member contact time

What is the Literacy Coach doing?

While Dr. Gamble is working district wide to increase and improve literacy instruction, he is working with each grade level on different specific goals:

  • Primary Grades: Learning to Read (progress monitoring)
  • Intermediate Grades: Reading to learn (strategy instruction & intervention)

What is the Technology Coach doing?

District Wide Technology Coaching

  • Individual and Small Group Coaching Sessions
  • In-Classroom Modeling and Lead Teaching
  • Team Time Monthly Meetings with Focus of the Month

Some recurring topics…

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Forms- Assessment
  • Study Island Analysis
  • Instructional EdTech Tools

Instructional Impact…

  • Digital Collaboration Among Students
  • Digital Assessment
  • Data Driven Instructional Planning
  • Engaging Students

Action Items

  • Improve the Basic Skills program 5-8
  • Continue PLC training and implementation
  • Train PLC leaders (Summer Academy 2017)
  • Continue work with The Madison Institute with a focus on best practices in mathematics instruction
  • Continue work with The Madison Institute to support the implementation of Reader’s Workshop
  • Develop leveled classroom libraries to support literacy skills

Questions?