Dear Haworth Families,
An important responsibility we have as a school is to measure and evaluate the strengths and supports needed for our children, as well as their overall performance in meeting a rigorous and well-developed curriculum. In order to do this, we employ a number of assessments at each grade level to check for understanding, help differentiate the learning, measure progress and ensure we are exceeding our mandate of helping students to meet the NJ Student Learning Standards. Diagnostic data from these assessments also offers important insight into placement in programs and
For your reference, this linked chart outlines each standardized assessment, the time of year that it is administered, and the reason for each assessment. Students are prepared through the normal learning within the curriculum to take these assessments and require no additional preparation.
In addition to the linked assessment descriptions used for each grade level, we also employ a number of diagnostic assessments for special populations.
- Special Education: includes specific assessments depending on the unique needs of the child.
- English Language Learners (ELL): we use the WIDA to measure English language fluency growth.
- G&T selection: G&T selection: we use multiple measures including referrals, standardized testing, and additional selection tests such as the SAGES, CoGAT, and DAS tests.
These assessments provide us deep insight into how students are learning, areas of strength, and areas of need. They can help us get to the diagnosis of a learning struggle and best adjust the treatment to ensure they have just the right level of instruction. You will receive information and results from many of the above assessments throughout the year. Should you have any questions or wish to learn more about our assessments, please feel free to reach out to our administrative team.
Dr. Peter J. Hughes
Superintendent of Schools