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Foundation Academy Charter School

Charter | 5-10 & ungraded | 187 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2013

Keep Up the GOOD WORK;^) I'm a very PLEASED parent;^) Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful School!!!!
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students33%
Female40%
Male27%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education36%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female68%
Male81%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students65%
Female74%
Male58%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female54%
Male73%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students70%
Female76%
Male62%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female76%
Male52%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students35%
Female32%
Male39%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 16%
Hispanic 27% 22%
White 3% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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343 South Broad St
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: (609) 920-9200

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