MCAS SUMMARY 2006 Prepared for the Foxborough School Committee Meeting November 6, 2006  Presented by  Dianne Casilli, K-8...
Foxborough - Test Results   MCAS Tests of Spring 2006 Percent of Students at Each Performance Level Grade and Subject Adva...
Foxborough - Test Results    MCAS Tests of Spring 2006 Percent of Students at Each Performance Level Grade and Subject Adv...
 
2006 ELA MCAS Dianne Casilli K-8 ELA/SS Director
Grade 3 English Language Arts MCAS Scores  Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 4 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 5 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by  Performance Level
Grade 6 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
2006, English Language Arts, Grade 6 Question 35: Open Response Reporting Category : Non-Fiction Standard 18
2006 ENGLISH LANG. ARTS, Grade 6 Question 17 : Multiple Choice Reporting Category: Style/Language Standard 15 67% of the s...
Grade 7 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 8 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 10 English Language Arts MCAS Scores  Percent of Students by Performance Level
IMPROVEMENT IN MCAS SCORES  REQUIRES  EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION
<ul><li>Foxborough Public Schools New Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Arts Program Review K-6 Complete </li...
<ul><li>What parents can do at home to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Study Island Web Site, www.studyisland.com </li></ul><ul><l...
2006 MATH MCAS Andrea Plate K-8 Math/Science Director
Grade 3 MCAS Math Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 4 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 5 MCAS Math Percent of Students by Performance Level
<ul><ul><li>If 1 block weighs 10 pounds, what is the weight, in pounds, of 1 ball? Show or explain how you got your answer...
2006, Mathematics - Grade 5 Question 27: Open Response Reporting Category: Patterns, Relations, and Algebra Standard(s): 5...
Grade 6 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 7 MCAS Math Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 8 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 10 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
2006 SCIENCE MCAS Andrea Plate K-8 Math/Science Director
Grade 5 MCAS Science Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
Grade 8 MCAS Science Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
IMPROVEMENT IN MCAS SCORES  REQUIRES  EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION
Foxborough Public Schools New Initiatives   K-8 Math Review    Grades K-4   ■  Elementary Math Challenge  ■  Number Sense ...
Grades 5-8   ■  Mapping  ■  Benchmark tests  ■  Targeted small group remediation  ■  Science content realigned ■  Grades 5...
What parents can do at home to help.     ■  Find math everywhere and point it out  Cook together – doubling or tripling re...
Thank you for your continued support.  Together, we can help and inspire our students to do their best. Dianne Casilli and...
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MCAS Presentation - Foxborough Public Schools

  1. 1. MCAS SUMMARY 2006 Prepared for the Foxborough School Committee Meeting November 6, 2006 Presented by Dianne Casilli, K-8 ELA and Social Studies Director Andrea Plate, K-8 Math and Science Director
  2. 2. Foxborough - Test Results   MCAS Tests of Spring 2006 Percent of Students at Each Performance Level Grade and Subject Advanced/ Above Proficient Proficient Needs Improvement Warning/ Failing Students Included CPI District State District State District State District State GRADE 03 - READING 26 18 45 40 26 34 4 8 222 89.6 GRADE 03 - MATHEMATICS 2 4 52 48 36 32 10 16 222 81.5 GRADE 04 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 15 8 52 42 30 39 4 12 210 90.4 GRADE 04 - MATHEMATICS 26 15 32 25 35 45 7 15 213 84.4 GRADE 05 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 18 15 58 44 22 31 2 9 223 91.7 GRADE 05 - MATHEMATICS 7 17 29 26 45 34 19 23 223 68.5 GRADE 05 - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 16 17 41 33 39 39 4 11 223 83.9
  3. 3. Foxborough - Test Results    MCAS Tests of Spring 2006 Percent of Students at Each Performance Level Grade and Subject Advanced/ Above Proficient Proficient Needs Improvement Warning/ Failing Students Included CPI GRADE 06 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 6 10 64 54 26 28 4 8 222 88.7 GRADE 06 - MATHEMATICS 19 17 35 29 31 29 15 25 222 76.7 GRADE 07 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 15 10 65 55 18 26 3 9 240 92.6 GRADE 07 - MATHEMATICS 14 12 32 28 36 33 18 28 240 72.7 GRADE 08 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 15 12 71 62 11 19 3 7 233 95.3 GRADE 08 - MATHEMATICS 22 12 35 28 29 31 15 29 234 79.1 GRADE 08 - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 3 4 32 28 51 43 14 25 234 71.9 GRADE 10 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 22 16 68 53 7 24 3 7 218 95.9 GRADE 10 - MATHEMATICS 52 40 31 27 11 21 6 12 216 91.8 NOTE: High school results for districts with more than one school only include students enrolled for the whole academic school year. District results include all students tested and students in collaboratives or other special education programs whose tuition is paid by the district. NOTE: Performance level percentages are not calculated if student group less than 10. Data Last Updated on October 18, 2006
  4. 5. 2006 ELA MCAS Dianne Casilli K-8 ELA/SS Director
  5. 6. Grade 3 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
  6. 7. Grade 4 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
  7. 8. Grade 5 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
  8. 9. Grade 6 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
  9. 10. 2006, English Language Arts, Grade 6 Question 35: Open Response Reporting Category : Non-Fiction Standard 18
  10. 11. 2006 ENGLISH LANG. ARTS, Grade 6 Question 17 : Multiple Choice Reporting Category: Style/Language Standard 15 67% of the students answered correctly. 10% chose A 11% chose C 12% chose D
  11. 12. Grade 7 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
  12. 13. Grade 8 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
  13. 14. Grade 10 English Language Arts MCAS Scores Percent of Students by Performance Level
  14. 15. IMPROVEMENT IN MCAS SCORES REQUIRES EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION
  15. 16. <ul><li>Foxborough Public Schools New Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Arts Program Review K-6 Complete </li></ul><ul><li>New Reading Program </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Writing Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Review of ELA Grades 7-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention Kits </li></ul><ul><li>Student Success Folders </li></ul><ul><li>MCAS Tutoring in the spring, beginning in grade 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing Results at Building Level </li></ul><ul><li>Study Island </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development Spring/Summer 2007 </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>What parents can do at home to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Study Island Web Site, www.studyisland.com </li></ul><ul><li>Harcourt Trophies Web Site, www.harcourtschool.com </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to read a variety of genres, including nonfiction, and discuss what they have learned and what they found confusing. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend MCAS presentations at building levels to learn more about the tests. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Massachusetts Department of Education web site to try daily sample questions from various MCAS tests. </li></ul><ul><li>At the elementary and middle school level attend parent workshops that provide information on how to help develop your child’s literacy skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.edpubs.org to view the top ten publications for parents which cover a variety of educational topics. These publications can be downloaded or ordered free of charge. </li></ul>
  17. 18. 2006 MATH MCAS Andrea Plate K-8 Math/Science Director
  18. 19. Grade 3 MCAS Math Percent of Students by Performance Level
  19. 20. Grade 4 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
  20. 21. Grade 5 MCAS Math Percent of Students by Performance Level
  21. 22. <ul><ul><li>If 1 block weighs 10 pounds, what is the weight, in pounds, of 1 ball? Show or explain how you got your answer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the total number of blocks needed to balance 6 balls? Show or explain how you got your answer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the total number of balls needed to balance 10 cans? Show or explain how you got your answer. </li></ul></ul>The pictures below show how two different groups of shapes balance a scale. 2006, Mathematics - Grade 4 Question 31: Open Response Reporting Category: Patterns, Relations, and Algebra Standard(s): 4.P.5
  22. 23. 2006, Mathematics - Grade 5 Question 27: Open Response Reporting Category: Patterns, Relations, and Algebra Standard(s): 5.P.5 <ul><ul><li>Based on the data in the table, what is the total number of calories that Jillian burns in 1 minute? Show or explain how you got your answer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on your answer to part (a), what is the total number of calories that Jillian will burn if she exercises on her rowing machine for 25 minutes? Show or explain how you got your answer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on your answer to part (a), what is the total number of minutes that Jillian exercised if she burned 385 calories? Show or explain how you got your answer. </li></ul></ul>Jillian has a rowing machine. The table below lists the number of calories she burns when she exercises on her rowing machine. Calories Burned Exercising on Rowing Machine Minutes Exercised Calories Burned 10    70 20 140 30 210
  23. 24. Grade 6 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
  24. 25. Grade 7 MCAS Math Percent of Students by Performance Level
  25. 26. Grade 8 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
  26. 27. Grade 10 MCAS Math Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
  27. 28. 2006 SCIENCE MCAS Andrea Plate K-8 Math/Science Director
  28. 29. Grade 5 MCAS Science Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
  29. 30. Grade 8 MCAS Science Comparison Percent of Students by Performance Level
  30. 31. IMPROVEMENT IN MCAS SCORES REQUIRES EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION
  31. 32. Foxborough Public Schools New Initiatives   K-8 Math Review   Grades K-4   ■ Elementary Math Challenge ■ Number Sense Workshop last year ■ Measurement Workshop to begin in January ■ Mapping ■ Benchmark tests ■ Targeted Small Group Remediation ■ Grade 4 review of grade 5 Science MCAS for grade 4 content      
  32. 33. Grades 5-8   ■ Mapping ■ Benchmark tests ■ Targeted small group remediation ■ Science content realigned ■ Grades 5&6 Morning Math problems ■ Grade 6 shift of one science class to math ■ Grade 7 math time extended with Geometry elective ■ Grade 7 science reviewed grade 8 Science MCAS ■ Grade 7 enrichment in bridges and math remediation ■ Staff is discussing ways to incorporate math in all content areas
  33. 34. What parents can do at home to help.     ■ Find math everywhere and point it out Cook together – doubling or tripling recipes Look at a license plate and say “Can you rearrange those digits to make a larger value?” Have your child check that you’ve received the correct change when you shop. ■ Calculate aloud – EX: Calculating a tip on a restaurant bill of $62.39. “Well, 10% is about $6.40, so 5% would be half of that or $3.20. So 15% would be $6.40+$3.20=$9.60. 20% would be two 10% or $12.80. The service was OK, but I had to wait a long time for my coffee so I’ll leave a little less than 20% or $12.00. ■ Do Sudoku with your children. It’s in all the newspapers now. ■ Give your child at least one puzzle book/strategy board game/card game for their birthday or holidays AND THEN PLAY WITH THEM. ■ Go to the Math Challenge website and try some of the “Great Math Links” ■ Have your child go on Study Island and do 5-10 minutes of practice in prior year skills several times a week  
  34. 35. Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can help and inspire our students to do their best. Dianne Casilli and Andrea Plate

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