Gov. Baker: School buildings to remain closed

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Remote learning to continue as Bay State deals with peak of pandemic 📸 Classroom lights are off and the parking lot is empty at Charlton Street School in Southbridge. Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement on Tuesday afternoon assured this will remain the case for the remainder of the school year. Kathy […]

Untangling MCAS in Southbridge

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📷 Jeffrey Villar, Ph.D. Receiver of Southbridge Schools. Photo by Helen Boyle By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – With the recent release of MCAS scores and accountability results for school districts in Massachusetts, familiar questions about the value of the test, or its potential disservice to students as claimed by […]

Corrected MCAS Scores, District by District

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SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY — The Citizen Chronicle recently published MCAS data from the schools in its coverage area. Within that posting, we included a bar graph that showed scores throughout the coverage area as well as a series of bar graphs that compared each individual district’s test scores over the last two […]

En Español: State Releases 2018 Assessment and Accountability Results

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El estado presenta los resultados de responsabilidad y evaluación de 2018 MALDEN – El Departamento de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (DESE por sus siglas en inglés) presentó hoy los niveles de 2018 del Sistema de Evaluación Completo de Massachusetts (MCAS por sus siglas en inglés) y de los niveles de […]

MCAS Accountability Results: The Citizen Chronicle Coverage Area

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SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY – The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released data for the first year of its accountability system, designating schools as exceeding, meeting, partially meeting or not meeting expectations for districts and schools in grade levels taking the next generation MCAS test as well as advanced, […]