Massachusetts De-partment of Elemen-tary and Secondary Education Parent Involvement Sur-vey
Your child recently brought home a notice regarding the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) parents survey. The results will be used to determine how well your child's school is communicating with you and promoting engagement in your child's education. Your opinion matters! Make your voice heard! The web-based survey opened on January 13, 2014 and remains active until March 21, 2014. You can com-plete the survey online for each child en-rolled in the Medford Public Schools. Web address is: http://maparentcohort2.com Please contact Ms. Kay if you want to ac-cess to a computer at the Columbus to complete this survey.
ARCC Assessment Field Test
The primary purpose of the PARCC Field Test is to evaluate test items (i.e., test questions) and tasks among different sample groups of students. Information from this administration will be used for scoring and scaling studies, other re-search studies, and for constructing oper-ational test forms. The Field Test will pro-duce no results for individuals, schools, or Local Education Agencies (LEAs). The PARCC Field Test will include two sepa-rate test administration windows. The first window will be for administration of the Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) component and the second window will be for administration of the End-of-Year (EOY) component. Both components will be administered in paper-based and com-puter-based formats. As a Race to the Top school district, Medford Public Schools are required to participate in this
field test experience. The Columbus Ele-mentary School has been randomly select-ed to participate in the End-of-Year As-sessment (EOY), computer-based format, with our fourth grade.
For the EOY, stu-dents will demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge by answering ma-chine-scorable questions. The two, ran-domly selected, 4
grade classes chosen to take this assessment are Mrs. DiPer-
sio’s and Mr. Plati’s classes. This EOY
Assessment is scheduled to take place on May 19
. Each session will be
approximately 85 minutes. Your child’s
teacher will send home more information as the testing window approaches.
TO, Enrichment Committee
is plan-ning for the next session of After School Clubs. They need your input! Please send ideas and suggestions for workshops to EC Chair -
If you have any talents/hobbies you can share with a small group of students, we need your help. Also if you know any local organiza-tions or other parents willing to lead a club, please inform Mrs. Watkins-Doeg. Bonus: Your child attends for free if you are a parent volun-teer!
Also please remember,
volunteers at an after-school club or those who chaper-one a field trip need to submit a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) form with the school. Please request a copy of the form from your child's teacher or at the front office.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
* TELEPHONE : 781.393.2177 * FAX : 781.393.2187 * NURSE : 781.393.2175 * ABSENCE LINE: 781.393.3503
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