NJ 2019 State Achievement Test Results for Brigantine’s Public- School Students.
In Brigantine, as one of the few Title 1 school districts in NJ out of a total of over 500 public school districts, it is the mayor alone who appoints Brigantine’s 7-member school board. A Board of School Estimate, composed of the mayor, 2 other City Council members and 2 school board members, approves the annual school budget.
30% of our property taxes supports Brigantine’s public school. We are investors in this system. As such and as citizens, we all have a right and responsibility to be knowledgeable and question those accountable for the quality of education being provided with our money. We expect the public school to educate all its pupils to the extent of their abilities. That means fulfilling its prime purpose of teaching the fundamental academic subjects of reading, writing and math, preparing its pupils to continue successfully to the next educational levels.
There is no automatic correlation between high expenses and academic achievement.
Testing can be and is controversial. It’s one evaluation tool and isn’t perfect. But, it’s an essential and important indicator both of progress and need for improvement.
Honest assessments publicly available benefit everyone, especially the students, and save time and money.
For years, the people of Brigantine have been told by those in charge that the quality of public education here is excellent. To the contrary, State test results over many years have revealed a mediocre record in our district.Microsoft Word - BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION 3
It’s reasonable and standard practice to expect pupils to meet grade-level expectations. Such achievement is commendable. However, this achievement is not being shared by many students in Brigantine. These results which reveal this deprivation should not be accepted and tolerated by any community. Brigantine must do BETTER.
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