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Family Guides & Standards Based Learning Videos

10 months ago

What will your children learn this year in school?

  Grade level guides are available for each grade level in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese on the Department of Education's website. 

Family Guides: Learn what your child will learn this year! Link to Parent Guides

MCAS Information

10 months ago

MCAS is an acronym for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.  Students in Massachusetts are tested in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science starting in grade 3.  
The state has begun the transition to computer-based testing. For 2019, all Chicopee students participating in MCAS will take the ELA and Math assessment using a computer.  Students in grades 5 and 8 will also take the Science MCAS digitally, but the high school Science tests will remain paper-based for this year.  High School Retests will also remain paper-based for 2018-2019.

Below are links to some resources that you may find helpful. 

Why Testing Matters?- Find out why Massachusetts requires testing. 

Parents' Guide to MCAS- This is an interactive guide to MCAS.

2018 MCAS Parent/Guardian Templates- Blank copies of the Parent/Guardian report are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Crioulo, Haitian, Khmer, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.  There are separate templates for Grades 3-8 and High School. 

2018 MCAS Released Items: Curious to see what test items look like? This link contains sample questions that appeared on the actual 2018 tests. 

Massachusetts 2018 School Report Cards

6 months ago