Agenda #1 April 26, 2016

School Committee

  Committee Members
Dianna Biancheria, Chairman
Donna Colorio, 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 Achievment will hold a meeting:
on:  Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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  
 

c&p #2-9  -  Clerk  (August 3, 2012) 

To consider a communication from a citizen regarding the findings of an ACLU/Citizens for Juvenile Justice report entitled "Arrested Futures."

 Annex A (3 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 (5 pages)
Annex B (2 pages)
Annex C (6 pages)
Annex D (4 pages)

 

 

 

   gb #5-25  -     Administration   (January 9, 2015) 

To review the 2014-15 October 1st Student Enrollment Report.

Annex A (29 pages)
Annex B (29 pages)
     

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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