LAVALLETTE — Superintendent Lisa Gleason gave a student achievement presentation on the district’s New Jersey Student Learning Assessments [NJSLA] scores at the Thursday, Nov. 2 meeting of the Lavallette Board of Education, putting a particular emphasis on building mathematics proficiency, which has recently declined among the school’s students.
During the superintendent’s report portion of the agenda, Ms. Gleason presented the NJSLA scores to the board. The test, which is intended to measure students against the state Department of Education’s [NJDOE] learning standards, was administered in spring 2023 to students in grades three through eight.
In math, Superintendent Gleason said, “we have significant growth to be made in grades 3-6.” According to a graph marking the change in scores over the year, students have, overall, improved their math testing scores in most cases [except in the class of 2027, who were in fourth grade when the test was administered]. However, the growth has not yet caught up to state learning standards measured by the math NJSLA.
The superintendent said that while math scores have suffered, there was real growth. When the same students’ scores are compared to their previous year’s scores, all cohorts besides the fourth grade class improved overall.
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