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Book Graphic School District Profile Performance Plus NECAP Longitudinal Reports Data Extracts NECAP Analysis and Reporting Site Assessment and AYP Public Reporting Site

NH Growth Model:

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Why read these reports: To understand student growth as determined by the NECAP assessments in reading and mathematics for grades 4-8.

What this report offers: These graphical reports provide an easy comparisons of student growth (change in performance from one year to the next) The Student Growth Percentile (SGP) is a measure of the change in achievement scores of a student in comparison with his/her academic peers; it measures student progress by comparing one student's progress to the progress of other students across the state with the same performance histories on state assessments.

Because the reports show growth, they require two years of data and so they include grades 4-8 only. The reports plot student performance (e.g. How many of your students were proficient or above on the state assessment) as compared to the median growth percentile for your school and district. School and/or district performance is plotted by High Growth/High Performance; High Performance/Low Growth; Low Performance/ High Growth; and Low Performance/Low Growth.

Where to find it: Public access is available at: tbd

School District Profile

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Why read these reports: Easy access to high level overviews of schools and districts.

What this report offers: These reports offer high level summaries, Assessment and AYP Public Reporting, student NECAP results, school enrollment, and attendance information as well as budgeting information. The profiles allow side by side comparisons of schools and districts. The profiles provide highlights, but do not enable more detailed comparisons and/or multiple assessment measures.

Where to find it: Public access to this data can be found on the DOE website at:


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Why read these reports: To consider multiple measures when analyzing school, district or student results for all grades K-12. This tool has recently launched a dashboard format, but in general it takes training to become familiar with the tool.

What this report offers: The P+ tool is a comprehensive system that allows schools to analyze aggregate and individual student results. The state has populated this tool with a variety of assessent information (NECAP, NWEA, DIBELS, AImsWeb, DIBELs Next, Access Exam for ELL, SAT and PSAT). In addition school(s) can upload their own assessments, upload other national assessments they conduct and/or create their own local assessments by leveraging a pool of content questions. The state is in the process of also including AimsWeb and DIBELs progress monitoring results as part of the RTI (response to intervention) efforts schools are conducting. In addition to the assessment and RTI data, this system includes student characteristics (e.g. Absences, graduation, promotion, college attendance, suspension, etc.).

Where to find it: Secure access is available from the single sign-on system Public access is also available for individuals. The public access can not drill down to individual student records. For information about public access, please contact the NH DOE.

NECAP Longitudinal Reports

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Why read this book: If you want to view graphical reports already created for you - reports that summarize the NECAP results, then these easy to access, pre-created reports, provide that analysis.

What it gives you: A series of pre-created graphical reports at both the school and district level. These reports show disaggregated NECAP data over time in different ways. The Gap Analysis reports are for NECAP data only. They do not include data for students who participated in the State's Alternate Assessment. The data is reported by teaching year. These do not represent a true cohort as some students join the school, some leave, some skip a grade, etc.

Where to find it:

Data Collection and Reports

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Why read these reports: Easy access to static data and statistical reports.

What this report offers: The Department of Education publishes a variety of reports each year. These reports include such information as enrollment counts; attendance; drop-out; average daily membership (used for funding calculations) and other education data reports. These reports provide static shapshot data describing schools and districts in NH. These are easy to access excel spreadsheets, word documents and PDFs.

Where to find it: Public access to these static reports can be found at:

NECAP Analysis and Reporting Site (NARS)

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Why read these reports: This is a password protected web-based reporting system which supports the interactive disaggregation of assessment data into subgroups of students and/or test items; provides tabular and graphic displays of student level results and permits the users to export data in a variety of formats. This student level data can be downloaded for use by a school or district.

What this report offers: This site provides data for each individual student. The student data includes the answer the student provided on each released question. The data also includes accomodation and other related test data. This data set can be used by a school/district to manipulate using excel, MS:Access or other more sophisticated data analysis tools.
Where to find it: Secure access is provided for a year after assessments are scored. AYP data is also posted here at the time of release (usually April). The login page can be found at:

Growth Model

Why Read this Book: If you want to view median student growth for schools, districts and specific student groups. This application provides a bubble chart that offers a wonderful graphical view to give an indication of how students in a school are progressing on the NECAP as compared to similar students in the state.

What it Gives You: A 'bubble chart' graphical representation of student growth as measured by the NECAP assessment. The model evaluates the change in a student's achievement over at least two points in time compared to the student's "academic peers". The results are reported as a student growth percentile that describes the student's growth relative to his/her academic peers. Individual student results can be aggregated to any unit desired such as subgroup, classrooms, schools, and districts. You can select one ore many schools or districts to see how the schools are progressing as compared to each other. You can view growth for Math or Reading. The model shows growth only for grades 3-8. These are the only grades with two years of consecutive NECAP assessments.

Where to find it:

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711