Agenda #1 - September 30, 2015

Committee Members
Dianna Biancheria, Chairman
Tracy Novick, Vice-Chairman
Brian O’Connell
Administrative Representative
Dr. David Perda

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01609

AGENDA #1

The Standing Committee on Accountability and Student Achievement will hold a meeting:
on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
at: 5:30 p.m.
in: Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ANNEX
I. CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING
II. ROLL CALL
III. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #2-325 - Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria (November 29, 2012)

To review school accountability plans.

Annex A (35 pages)

Annex B (31 pages)

Annex C (28 pages)

gb #4-174 - Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell (May 28, 2014)

To consider the research regarding later secondary school start times and their impact on student achievement.

Annex A (1 page)

Annex B (21 pages)

Annex C (19 pages)

Annex D (11 pages)

Annex E (19 pages)

Annex F (76 pages)

Annex G (17 pages)

gb #4-298 - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria (October 28, 2014)

To work with the Council of Great City Schools in a review of all standardized testing which takes place in the Worcester Public Schools, to (1) "review the entire array of assessments administered... to determine alignment, appropriateness, and technical quality", (2) to "review the findings from the comprehensive survey of district testing and make recommendations for improvement, (3) to "streamline or eliminate assessments that are found to be of low quality, redundant, or inappropriately used", and (4) to "improve the use of assessment results to enhance classroom instruction, and curtail counterproductive 'test prep' practices", all as set forth in the October 15 "Commitments from the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools on High-Quality Assessments."

Annex A (27 pages)

Annex B (2 pages)

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee

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