Kathy Torrey - Board Chair
Patricia Gallup - Treasurer
Raymond MacLean - Vice Chair
Jude Bischoff - Secretary
Frank Donato - Board Member
Surry Village Charter School Student Assessment Program
Our assessment program is designed to help students learn, inform teachers about student progress and involve parents in the assessment process. Assessment is based in the actual work that students are doing. Teachers assess achievement in subject areas with on-going classroom assessments, such as teacher observations, student work, tests, and math and language arts evaluations.
There are six main components of the Surry Village Charter School Assessment Program:
Standards-based report cards document students’ progress in detailed content and critical skills areas.
Students maintain portfolios of work in all subject areas. Portfolios include work selected by students and teachers, and document progress over time. The portfolio provides an opportunity for the student to reflect on his or her learning.
Personal Learning Plans:
With his or her teacher and parents, each student develops a Personal Learning Plan that is updated each marking period. The Personal Learning Plan acknowledges progress made and challenges faced.
Parent/Teacher/Student conferences provide an opportunity to review the student’s portfolio and report card and to update the student’s Personal Learning Plan.
As a public school, we are required to administer the New Hampshire state standardized test, the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), which occurs in October. This test helps us compare our math and literacy program effectiveness with that of other schools.
We also administer the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test to help us gauge students’ achievement levels and to inform teachers about effective instructional strategies. We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth both throughout the school year and from year to year in the areas of reading, language arts and math. The tests are taken on laptop computers.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. With MAP tests, too, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.
and check out the Parent Tool Kit at http://www.nwea.org/assets/downloads/930/ParentToolkit.pdf.
Achievement in content areas is measured with pre- and post-unit tests and many other types of assessment, as appropriate.