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Family Guides & Standards Based Learning Videos

about 1 year 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

7 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 2020, 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. For high school Science tests, participating 9th graders will take a digital version of the test, while grade 10 students will continue with a paper-based assessment.   High School Retests will also remain paper-based for 2019-2020.

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.

2019 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. 

2019 MCAS Released Items: Curious to see what test items look like? This link contains sample questions that appeared on the actual 2018 tests. 

Massachusetts 2019 School Report Cards

4 months ago

Just as your child's report card shows how he/she is doing in different subjects, the school's report card shows how a school or district is doing in different areas. Report cards are typically released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education every December/January for the previous school year.

5 Quick Facts about the School Report Card (English)

5 Datos Rapidos Acerca de la Boleta Informativa de la Escuela (Spanish)

Each school's 2019 report card is linked below:

Barry School

Belcher School

Bellamy Middle School

Bowe School

Bowie School

Chicopee Academy

Chicopee Comprehensive High School


Chicopee High School

Dupont Middle School

Fairview School


Litwin School

Stefanik School

Streiber School

Szetela School