"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer." ~Alice Wellington Rollins
What is Assessment?
Assessment refers to the methods or tools that educators use to evaluate academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, and/or educational needs of students. Assessment, teaching, and learning are inextricably linked, as each informs the others.
The Southampton Township School District believes in the use of data-driven instruction. We actively gather data from assessments to strengthen our understanding of student learning. This data drives how teachers differentiate in the classroom, use intervention/enrichment time, and plan for instruction.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the fall of 2016, school districts must by October 1st of each year provide parents and guardians certain information on any state assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in that school year. Below is a list and description of our assessments.