Drum Point Rd Elementary School, of the Brick Twp School District, Scores High in Math and Science
The primary grades are often considered the most important years of a child’s school career. In grades K-5, students acquire content knowledge that they will use as the foundation for the rest of their education. As with all of the core subjects, there are certain objectives for mathematics that should be addressed in the primary grades.
In 2012-13 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey.
The test scores for the Drum Point Elementary School:
3rd Graders tested 12% points higher in Math than the state average
4th Graders tested 2% points higher in Math, 1% higher in Science and 3% higher in language arts than the state average
5th Graders tested 4% points higher in Math than the state average.
Why are Math and Science Grades so important?
Our world is changing. Today, we rely on mathematics and science in ways we could not imagine thirty years ago. Innovations in technology help us communicate across the globe with ease through satellites, the internet, and cell phones. They also help us every day to work better and allows us to be more productive. Advances in medicine and science improve our health and help us to understand the world around us.
Think ahead to what the world will be like when your child is an adult. What skills will your child need to succeed in life and work in our changing world? A strong background in mathematics and science will prepare your child for college or work after graduation and open doors to higher paying jobs and greater opportunity over a lifetime.
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