Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"It’s a mammoth undertaking"

The MCAS data for Franklin was discussed at the School Committee meeting on Tuesday.
Still, the school district faces the daunting task of aligning to the new state standards for math and English, which will challenge both students and teachers, Edwards told the School Committee during its meeting on Tuesday night. 
In a broad overview of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test data from the district, Edwards discussed many of the changes and methods the school has adopted to reduce some of the proficiency gaps apparent in the scores. 
English scores have been consistently better than math scores, Edwards said. To address this trend, teachers and specialists have this year met with students needing extra math help for small group tutoring sessions.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x719498853/Franklin-School-Committee-reviews-MCAS-data#ixzz2DVpzAecG

Related posts
The MCAS presentation
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/11/franklin-public-schools-mcas.html

The School Committee agenda and links to associated documents
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/11/franklin-ma-school-committee-agenda-nov.html