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Portsmouth School District

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50 Clough Dr
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Rockingham County
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PH: (603) 431-5080

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 2656 students
  • 6 schools

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 NECAP Results

Scale: % proficient or better

Grade 3

Reading
 86% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

Math
 86% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 83% (2008)
The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 89% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

Math
 91% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 72% (2008)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 89% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

Writing
 68% (2012)
 54% (2009)
 54% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

Math
 87% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 71% (2008)
The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 88% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 79% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

Math
 79% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 69% (2009)
 72% (2008)
The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 83% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

Math
 78% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 71% (2008)
The state average for Math was 69% in 2012.

Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 82% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 80% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

Writing
 59% (2012)
 48% (2009)
 50% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

Math
 67% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 75% (2008)
The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 79% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 83% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

Writing
 42% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 47% (2010)
 47% (2009)
 57% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 41% in 2012.

Math
 46% (2012)
 47% (2011)
 41% (2010)
 49% (2009)
 44% (2008)
The state average for Math was 37% in 2012.

Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing.
  • The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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 NECAP Results By Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % proficient or better

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic or Latino75%
Multiracial91%
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students80%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
Without educational disability88%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant86%

MathThis District
All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latino67%
Multiracial63%
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged students74%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Without educational disability88%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Title I program (current)91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Without educational disability94%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

MathThis District
All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged students77%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
Without educational disability93%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%
Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged students80%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Title I program (current)94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
Without educational disability94%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant89%

WritingThis District
All Students68%
Female77%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged students51%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Without educational disability75%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%

MathThis District
All Students87%
Female86%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
Without educational disability91%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic or Latino78%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged students75%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
Without educational disability94%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant88%

MathThis District
All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian70%
Hispanic or Latino67%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students63%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Without educational disability87%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%
Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic or Latino60%
Multiracial70%
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Without educational disability91%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

MathThis District
All Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracial80%
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged students62%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Without educational disability87%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant78%
Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial84%
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged students66%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Without educational disability87%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

WritingThis District
All Students59%
Female73%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial50%
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students32%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Without educational disability63%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%

MathThis District
All Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial59%
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students45%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Without educational disability73%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%
Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asian72%
Hispanic or Latino60%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students60%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Without educational disability85%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

WritingThis District
All Students42%
Female51%
Male35%
Black or African American10%
Asian36%
Hispanic or Latino30%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged students25%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Without educational disability46%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

MathThis District
All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Black or African American10%
Asian43%
Hispanic or Latino30%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged students22%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Without educational disability52%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant46%
Source: NH Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing.
  • The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire.
  • The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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