2014 MCAS/PARCC Assessment Information
For additional information, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Calling All Francis Wyman Parents: We need your help with this year's School Carnival! Please volunteer to help out on
Saturday, March 8th - Sign up on the Carnival Website or the Carnival email.
BOX TOP Contest: Help your student win 30 minutes of extra recess. Contest starts Monday! Send in all your Box Tops as soon as
possible and have your student help collect for their classroom! Classrooms will be competeing to see who can collect the most. The winning classroom gets an extra 30 minutes of recess!
2014 MCAS/PARCC Assessment Information - From The Superintendent:
PARCC will be replacing MCAS for most of BPS Students - The Massachusetts Board of Education
voted to accept a two-year transition plan to the PARCC assessment. Burlington will be participating in the Spring 2014 PARCC Field Test. Because our students are
participating in the PARCC, we have the option of opting out of MCAS English Language Arts and Math testing at all grades except grade 10. Our sophomores will have
to take both PARCC and MCAS due to both the state graduation requirement and to qualify for the Adams' scholarships. In other words, it appears that we will not be
administering the MCAS Test this year (aside from grade 10 and possible Science in grades 5,8,9). There are two testing windows for the PARCC assessments. The first,
for the Performance Based Assessment (PBA), is March 24 - April 11 and the second, for the End of Year Assessment (EOY), is May 19 - June 6.
You may have lots of questions. We have lots of questions. We will be getting out more information as it becomes available.
Send in Those
We are collecting
both Box Tops
and Campbell's Soup brands (UPC codes).
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