Academics

PARCC

PARCC results from the test taken in Spring of 2015 are finally in—and we are so proud of HoLa’s results!

HoLa students far outperformed the state of New Jersey overall in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, surpassing the state’s proficiency average by 26 percentage points in English Language Arts and 22 percentage points in Math.


 

1

2

3

4

5

% Pass* - HoLa (school-wide)

% Pass* - NJ State

Math

<1%

12%

23%

55%

9%

64%

42%

ELA

<1%

5%

19%

54%

21%

75%

49%

*A score of 4 or 5 is considered “passing” or “met / exceeded expectations,” while a 3 indicates “approached expectations.”

The above chart is the school-wide results. Below, we have the results by grade:

3rd Grade

1

2

3

4

5

HoLa -Total % Pass

State Average

Math

0%

4%

23%

53%

19%

72%

45%

ELA

0%

9%

21%

53%

17%

70%

44%

4th Grade

1

2

3

4

5

HoLa -Total % Pass

State Average

Math

2%

14%

21%

62%

0%

62%

40%

ELA

0%

7%

17%

55%

21%

76%

51%

5th Grade

1

2

3

4

5

HoLa - Total % Pass

State Average

Math

0%

19%

25%

51%

5%

56%

41%

ELA

2%

2%

21%

51%

23%

74%

51%

6th Grade

1

2

3

4

5

HoLa - Total % Pass

State Average

Math

0%

11%

22%

50%

17%

67%

41%

ELA

0%

0%

11%

61%

28%

89%

49%

We are extremely pleased with HoLa's results, as well as with the data that the assessments have provided us. Based on our current school-wide practices and alignment with Common Core standards, we are even more confident that our students are in an excellent position to “show what they know” on this year’s assessments—which will be limited to a shorter, single testing window in the spring.



NJASK

As required by the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK), was administered to students in grades 3-5 in May 2014, 

Below are the proficiency rates for each grade and subject at HoLa, as well as comparison proficiency rates for both the State of New Jersey as a whole, and our “District Factor Group” — a group of schools with similar demographics that the state has designated as our peer group for comparison purposes (as opposed to the local Hoboken Public Schools, whose scores have not yet been made public).

In the tables below, the overall proficiency rates are indicated for each group (% of students scoring Proficient, plus % of those scoring Advanced Proficient), with rate of advanced proficiency indicated in parentheses. As you can see, HoLa students once again far outperformed both the state and our comparison group, with the exception of one category, where we reflected the state scores (and out-performed the comparison group).

 

NJASK-3

Proficient (Advanced)

 

HoLa

DFG -R

State

Language Arts

93% (7%)

62% (4%)

65% (4%)

Math

86% (74%)

71% (38%)

76% (40%)

 

NJASK-4

Proficient (Advanced)

 

HoLa

DFG -R

State

Language Arts

81% (12%)

49% (2%)

60% (4%)

Math

74% (31%)

69% (28%)

75% (36%)

Science

100% (62%)

85% (38%)

89% (48%)

 

NJASK-5

Proficient (Advanced)

 

HoLa

DFG -R

State

Language Arts

89% (17%)

53% (5%)

62% (8%)

Math

83% (44%)

74% (27%)

80% (38%)

 

2014 NJPASS Totals

 

 

Math

LAL

1st Grade

96% (56% Advanced)

100% (90% Advanced)

2nd Grade

94% (77 Advanced)

91% (70% Advanced)