District News & Announcements
Status of Superintendent Search and Final Budget
Please see the attached status update from Kathy Goldenberg, President of the Moorestown Board of Education.
Board Meeting - May 2, 2016
There will be a Board meeting on May 2, 2016 at William Allen Middle School, 801 N. Stanwick Road at 7:30 p.m. A public hearing on the 2016-17 budget will be held, in addition to the regular Board meeting.
MOORESTOWN EXTENDED DAY CARE
ESEA Accountability Action Plan 2015 Participation Rate
The federal Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) requires that states use the results from their statewide assessment system to measure the academic progress of students. Additionally, the legislation requires "the participation in such assessments of all students." Ninety-five (95%) of students enrolled in a tested grade must participate in the statewide assessment for a district or a school to meet the participation requirement. Districts/schools not attaining the 95% participation rate for any subgroup are required to complete the action plan. We were required to submit an action plan for the District, WAMS, and MHS. See Attached
BUDGET MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
2016 Spring Testing Schedule: PARCC, NJASK Science 4 & 8 and the New Jersey Biology Competency Test
Please note the testing days and altered schedules for UES and MHS for the spring testing window. Baker, South Valley, Roberts and WAMS have specific testing days and will schedule testing within the school day. Specific details about the testing schedules will come directly from the building principals.
2016 Math & World Language Placement Testing Registration for NEW students
2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR
2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR
District PARCC Results Presentation
Please view the below video link to learn more about PARCC results at MTPS.
Three Year Start & End Calendar Dates
PARCC Data Year One: A Study Year
As discussed in our meetings last year, we will proceed carefully with the use of PARCC data in the first few testing cycles. We all have many questions regarding the mountain of data coming our way; it will be our practice to study the data at the district and school levels first in order to better understand how the PARCC assessment may be used to measure and improve our programs and curriculum. The administrative team will be attending workshops over the next three months that will assist us in understanding how best to drill down into the data. We will then work with classroom teachers to do the same. This is a huge learning curve for all of us. We will need ample time and space in order to do this well.
The New Jersey Department of Education is scheduled to begin releasing the data in portions throughout November and December of this year. Over the next six weeks, we anticipate receiving the district data and individual score reports (ISR) for students. The links below will provide you with a view of mock student reports to begin to familiarize yourself with how they will look for your child(ren). As we shared with the community last spring, individual PARCC results will not be used for placement until we are comfortable and confident that it truly represents the student's knowledge and skill.
We will continue to keep you apprised of our progress and of the timelines for dissemination of the student-level data. We are also planning programs much like the ones we did last year for the PARCC administration to discuss the use of data. Stay tuned.
APPOINTMENT OF CAROLE L. BUTLER, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT
2015-16 Free/Reduced Price Lunch Application