Freehold Township Schools
I would like to welcome you to the first edition of a “new and enhanced” vehicle for communication, Threads created on Smore. The purpose is to encapsulate wonderful events and noteworthy items of information that impact your child, keeping you better informed, and resulting in an increase in communication from school to home. With our busy lives, we wanted to add another communication tool - in addition to our website, Facebook and Twitter to help you stay better informed. I welcome your feedback and thoughts on such a publication and hope that it is of value to the school community.
- Students in grades 6-8 will be taking the test the week of March 2-6.
- Students in grades 3 and 5 will be taking the test the week of March 9-13.
- Students in grade 4 will take the test the week of March 16-20.
- Makeup testing can occur any time during the testing window.
* These dates are tentative and subject to change as additional information becomes available from the state.
The second round of tests, the End of Year Assessment, will be administered between April 27th and May 22nd. A more detailed schedule for the End of Year PARCC Assessment will be released in the Spring.
Common ELA Online Assessments
Today's students face a world that will demand new knowledge and abilities. It is our responsibility as educators to engage and challenge students with meaningful tasks and to provide avenues for students to demonstrate their application of knowledge and skillsets. As a district, we use common assessments to provide a shared vision and understanding of what students should know and be able to do. This school year, English Language Arts (ELA) common assessments in third, fourth, and fifth grade utilize a web-based design in order to assess the common core standards and also provide students with the technological environment of PARCC. Evidence-Based Selected Response (EBSR) questions are utilized as part of the assessment and built in a google form and place on the Google site. In addition, students craft their Prose Constructed Responses (PCRs) in a google form after reading a text (or multiple texts and a video clip) in an open paragraph box on the google form. In sum, our common assessments are designed to meet the demand of the ELA Common Core Standards and to provide familiarity with the upcoming PARCC.
Computer Science Education Week
At the center of the initiative is a series of regional summits where district teams will develop action plans and metrics to measure their progress in using digital tools to improve teaching and student learning outcomes. The summits will focus on a comprehensive set of issues that drive student learning, will highlight the experiences of districts in each region, and will offer district leaders tangible ways to build capacity among their teams and throughout their districts.
Freehold Township School District is proud to be a leader in the Future Ready Movement!