Percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency level on 4th grade Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium standardized tests in New Hampshire

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Performance on standardized achievement tests is used as a measure of what students know, a predictor of their future success in education, and a measure of their school’s success in educating them. The New Hampshire Department of Education assesses students annually in math and reading in grades 3 through 8. The purpose of testing is measurement of student progress related to college and career readiness (NH DOE, n.d.). The Smarter Balanced test is one of several standardized tests used in New Hampshire, but it is the only one that is administered to all students in all schools in the state. 

References:
New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE). Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/assessment/sbac/index.htm 
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This indicator reports the percent of fourth grade students scoring at or above proficient in math and reading on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium standardized tests for the 2016 to 2017 school year. Performance at or above proficient is an indicator that the student has sufficient mastery of content and skills from the previous grade to successfully work on the current grade’s content and skills.

Data Source: New Hampshire Department of Education (2018).
New Hampshire Department of Education (2018).

New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOEa). Smarter Balanced Assessment Transition: Frequently Asked Questions.
https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/assessment/sbac/documents/faq.pdf

New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE). Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/assessment/sbac/index.htm 

Footnotes:

Beginning in the spring of 2015, New Hampshire replaced the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests, with the goal of going beyond multiple-choice assessments from the past and including a variety of other testing items to better reflect what happens in the classroom (NH DOEa, n.d.). For this reason, NECAP results should not be compared directly to SBAC results. Performance of each student on the Smarter Balanced tests is assessed using four achievement levels: exceeds achievement level, meets achievement level, approaching achievement level, or does not meet achievement level. Smarter Balanced results are used to assess performance of individual students and, through aggregation of student scores, their schools and school district for comparison to each other and to the state.

Note: For districts serving multiple counties, data were assigned to the counties in which the individual schools are located.

References:
New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOEa). Smarter Balanced Assessment Transition: Frequently Asked Questions.
https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/assessment/sbac/documents/faq.pdf