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School Wide Testing
New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP):
The NECAP is the testing program developed by the State Of NH in conjunction with other New England States and is implemented state-wide each school year. The assessment is generally conducted during the month of October. Grades 3-6 are assessed in the areas of reading and mathematics. Grade 5 students are also assessed in the area of writing. In the spring Grade 4 students are assessed in the area of science. Classroom teachers and/or guidance can assist parents with interpreting the scores that result from these assessments. The results serve as part of the data set (classroom performance, report card grades, etc.) that guide teachers in their instructional efforts and strategies when working with individual students and help to identify students' areas of strength and academic need. To learn more about the NECAP, the following website may be helpful: the NH Department of Education at www.ed.state.nh.us, click on programs and services, then use the alphabetical index to click on N for NECAP.
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Testing:
This computerized test is aligned with NH state standards by the NWEA to assist schools with the measurement of student achievement and growth in the areas of reading, language usage, and mathematics. The tailored reports that are generated following testing give educators information to guide decisions and inform their academic planning. In conjunction with classroom performance, and other academic measures, these reports can also help diagnose the instructional needs of each student. Classroom teachers and/or guidance can assist parents with interpreting the scores on home reports.