Dear Parent or Guardian:
Enclosed please find an overview of our school’s “report card.” The official overview can also be reviewed here:
The complete official report can be found here: http://http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/reportcard/rc.aspx?linkid=37&orgcode=08300605&fycode=2016&orgtypecode=6
cards answer important questions about a school's overall performance,
and they contain specific information about student enrollment and
teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a
school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the
state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for
different groups of students.
In this report you will find the following important information about our school:
Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:
Student assessment on MCAS and other tests:
This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests as compared
to the district and the state.
School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains three important pieces of information:
student achievement in our school and in response to the areas of need
identified in our report card, we continue to provide targeted services
to Special Education students. The Student Learning Center (SLC)
features enhanced instruction in preparation for MCAS testing, and the
SLC staff also address students’ needs related to Executive Function.
another response to our report, our special education staff and their
co-teaching partners work to improve instruction within the five models
of co-teaching: One Teach, One Support; Parallel Teaching; Alternate
teaching; Station Teaching, and Team Teaching.
to co-teaching is consistent with recent professional development
programs in Math. Our teachers completed professional development in the
form of workshops and coaching to adjust their instruction to include
the following: the standards of mathematical practice, collaborative
problem-solving using rich mathematical tasks, differentiated
instruction to meet the needs of all students, and practices that
promote student engagement in mathematical reasoning.
Collins Writing Program continues to be applied school-wide (both in
academics and CTE). Through this program, students apply the skill they
learn in English to achieve success in Science, Math, Social Studies,
We are convinced that these efforts are part of the
explanation for our across-the-board improvements in MCAS for 2016 and
the reestablishment of our Level 1 accountability rating.
I encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:
more information about our school’s report card or to request
information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers,
please feel free to contact: William J. Blake, Jr., Minuteman’s
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment email@example.com
John M. Dillon, M.Ed.