Accountability

Dear Families:

 

Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives an accountability report. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s accountability report is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s accountability report is available at

http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/accountability/report/school.aspx?linkid=31&orgcode=02640015&orgtypecode=6&

 The report includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more. 

Accountability reports are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school.

You will notice on our accountability report that Jenkins School holds in at the 79th percentile. To improve student performance in our school, we are continuing to focus on enhancing the performance of our high needs population. We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.

If you have questions about our school’s accountability report, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact me at rebeccalong@scit.org. To see our district’s accountability report or to search for other schools’ reports, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/search/search.aspx?leftNavId=11238.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rebecca Long

Principal

 

 

School Report Card, Accountability Information, & "Right-to-Know"

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires districts to annually prepare and distribute district and school report cards to the parents/guardians of all children enrolled in district schools. Report cards must include information related to (1) assessments, (2) accountability, and (3) teacher quality as that information applies to the district as a whole and as it applies to each school within the district.

In addition to the report cards themselves, federal law requires that certain information be communicated to families of children enrolled in a district's schools. This information must include, at a minimum: (1) the accountability and assistance level of the child's school and district; (2) the reason for the level designation, such as the aggregate or high needs groups not meeting cumulative progress and performance index (PPI) targets; (3) an explanation of what the level designation means; (4) an explanation of the school and/or district improvement activities the district has initiated to increase performance in Level 2-4 schools, and how parents/guardians can become involved in school and district improvement activities; and (5) for Title I schools, information about right-to-know requirements regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teacher(s).

 

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