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February 25, 2014 > Report from New Haven District School Board meeting

Report from New Haven District School Board meeting

Submitted By New Haven Unified School District

The Board of Education on February 18, received a report on academic progress and an update on the DistrictÕs plans for upcoming changes to the stateÕs testing program for students.

Director of Assessment & Evaluation Tracie Noriega told the Board that the median measure of the percentage of students performing at or above the 50th percentile increased in both reading (0.8) and math (0.1) from fall 2012 to fall 2013. The most significant increases were in math at Alvarado Middle School (4.5), reading at James Logan High (4.3), Searles Elementary (3.6) and Eastin Elementary (3.4), and math at Alvarado Elementary (3.3).

In addition, the percentage of students who met or exceeded typical growth also increased District-wide in both reading (0.9) and math (2.1). The most significant increases were in reading at Conley-Caraballo High (8.3) and math at Alvarado Middle (6.4), Alvarado Elementary (4.8), Hillview Crest Elementary (4.5) and Eastin Elementary (3.8).

Ms. Noriega also outlined for the Board changes coming under Assembly Bill 484, signed into law by Gov. Brown last October. The old program of STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) tests is being replaced by the new CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress), which is designed to promote high quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessments and item types.

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