We are 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 contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, 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:
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.
Student assessment on MCAS and other tests: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests as compared to the district and the state over time. Our Rindge Ave Upper Campus students performed better compared to the district. Our MCAS scores were comparable to the state average.
School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains three 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 1 because our students showed growth across the board 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 68%. This means that our school is performing higher than 68 percent of the middle schools in the state.
- Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.
To improve student achievement in our school, we have increased cohesion between General Educators to increase student achievement for all students in the core subjects.
We encourage you to become involved in your student’s education and in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are encouraging your child’s learning at home; 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 us 617.349.4060.
Acting Head of Rindge Ave Upper Campus