Teachers at Newburgh Elementary administer the ILEARN testing for grades three, four, and five. The NWEA is used throughout the year to monitor student learning.
Teachers also use class work, student journals, and pre and post tests of subject material to evaluate student progress. Each student's progress is recorded on a report card that is sent to his/her parents every nine weeks. Student portfolios are used in all grades to show progress in writing development and vocabulary usage.
The computer labs are used to reinforce skills being taught in the classrooms. Teachers can assess student progress by viewing the student history report on the computer. The report indicates the number of activities a student has completed and the percentage of correct answers.
As part of our school improvement plan, teachers will investigate other assessment tools for possible implementation. Newburgh Elementary received an "A" letter grade designation last year.