December 20, 2016
Dear RAUC Families,
I am pleased to provide our school’s “report card”. The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that districts annually prepare and distribute report cards which answer important questions about a school's overall performance and contains specific information about student achievement, accountability, our school’s performance relative to other schools in the district and the state, student enrollment and teacher qualifications and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.
In this report you will find the following important information about our school:
School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains two important pieces of information:
- Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 2 because we did not meet our gap narrowing goals in all areas.
- School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school percentile is 65%. This means that our school is performing higher than 65% of the middle schools in the state.
Student assessment on MCAS/PARCC: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the MCAS and/ or PARCC tests as compared to the district and the state over time.
Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state.
All Massachusetts schools are required to have a School Improvement Plan. This plan documents both short and long term goals for school improvement. Two focus areas for our school are:
- Increase student achievement for all students in ELA and Math;
- Strengthen school-family partnership so the RAUC community works with deepened cohesion to support academic excellence and social justice for all students.
I encourage you to become involved in your child’s education and in helping to improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are supporting your child’s learning at home; being an active participant in FRAUC; attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings; serving as a volunteer in our school or district; and encouraging other parents to become involved.
For more information about our school’s report card please feel free to contact me at 617.349.4060
Julie Craven, Head of School