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Joseph A. Whelan School

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Posted July 24, 2013

Seems to me like all they where focus on was taking practice NECAP tests to pass them. Dont get much home work and all the fundraisers for Technical improvements for schools I hear are to get the teachers IPOds touse in school. Think they could apply themselves in class more and leave ipods at home. some put students into groups and let the smarter kids in clas run groups so they can search there pc's. Do research at home teach in class!
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Posted April 27, 2010

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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students65%
Female57%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students95%
Not economically disadvantaged students90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged students83%
Not economically disadvantaged students71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female67%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students62%
Female50%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged students77%
Not economically disadvantaged students50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students85%
Not economically disadvantaged students94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 64%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Black 8% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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