School Committee Presents Promising MCAS Scores for Elementary Schools

Town Hall – The mannerisms and mood of town officials during meetings is usually serious and tepid. That was not the case at Monday’s School Committee meeting. Members of the board were very upbeat and excited throughout the duration of the night. The cause of this excitement? Watertown’s test results for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, more commonly referred to as MCAS, showed very positive results. Improving scoring on the standardized test is a massive priority and goal of the committee. Watertown is currently in the second year of next generation MCAS testing for English Language Arts and Science

The principles of the Cuniff, Hosmer, and Lowell elementary school presented more detailed information on their schools performances, teaching tactics and goals going forward for years to come.

The last piece of business was the School Committee approving changes to Education Collaborative of Greater Boston articles of agreement which specializes with helping special education children. The two changes include clarifying the responsibility for a district if they chose to withdraw from the program and updating anti-discriminatory language.

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Produced by: Steven Accardi, Videographer
October 25, 2018

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