Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Here in Westford, Patch has learned of postponements at the Abbot School, Day School, Blanchard School, Westford Academy, Blanchard School and Stony Brook School. The test will be made up, beginning on March 25. Click here for more information from the Mass. DOE.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released MCAS Scores for Westford and other towns in the Commonwealth last week.
Last week the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) scores for school districts across the Commonwealth. Here's a breakdown of how Westford did by grade and subject.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Join the debate in our "Moms Talk" forum.
Welcome to "Moms Talk." Every Wednesday at noon, Westford mother Sally Rosenthal gives her take on an issue affecting mothers. Sally, who also serves as our food columnist, encourages you to chime in and start a debate. This week, the topic is: how can you help your child prepare for stressful MCAS testing this week? Here's Sally's take: Spring time in Massachusetts means it’s MCAS season. If your child is taking or has taken an MCAS or other standardized test, how do you as a parent help them prepare? As a former teacher, I find one of the most important things a parent can do in the days leading up to the exam is to make sure their children are eating well and getting enough sleep. Parents can provide encouragement to their children, and…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Breezy weather, MCAS testing.
Before you head out and start your Tuesday, here are five things you should know: 1. SUNNY, BREEZY. Temps will reach about 50 degrees today, with a noticeable wind gusting at about 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service. 2. TESTING, 1 ... 2 ... 3. School officials are urging students to get enough sleep and eat a good breakfast for this week's round of MCAS testing. 3. TOWN MEETING COMING. The annual Town Meeting is March 26 at 10 a.m. at Abbot Elementary School. 4. DID YOU KNOW? An electronic waste recycling day will also be held March 26 at the Highway Department on North Street. 5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY. On this day in 1945, The Arab League was formed in Cairo by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.