PRCS utilizes robust, relevant data and assessments to achieve four goals:
- Identify current instructional levels of students
- Evaluate mastery of content in curricula
- Predict and monitor performance against national, state and city norms
- Evaluate our overall performance
In addition to standardized statewide assessments, our school utilizes assessments such as ANET, NWEA MAP, Aimsweb, and internally created benchmarks to achieve these goals.
GRADING AND GRADING SCALE
Grades are based on the following categories and weights for core content subjects of Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies:
- NWEA MAP Test - This is an adaptive diagnostic assessment used to find the general achievement level of students and to measure their growth throughout the year. The MAP test is given three times per year, in September, December, and May. This test is not included in student grades but does allow us to compare data to other schools in the state and country and to measure growth at a student’s instructional level.
- ANET Reading & Math- This test is given three times per year, at the end of each quarter, and counts as a summative assessment in the gradebook. This test measures student proficiency on grade level standards, and can be used to predict proficiency on the NJSLA.
- Benchmarks Science & Social Studies -This test is given three times per year, at the end of each quarter, and counts as a summative assessment in the gradebook. This test measures student proficiency on grade level standards, and can be used to predict proficiency on the NJSLA.
- NJSLA - This test is administered once per year for math and ELA content. This test is administered for science in grades 3 and 8. Science is assessed in grades 5 and 8 each year. These tests are standardized and provided by the State of NJ and provide comparative and comprehensive data on student achievement.