2015-2016 Student Services Program Review We wish to extend our thanks to all of the parents who took the time to meet with EDCO during the month of October, 2015. We are grateful to all those who attended the parent sessions and shared your family's experiences regarding special education in our schools.
PAC Meeting Topics Presented During the '15-'16 School Year
September 18, 2015 - Introduction to Dr. Midge Connolly, Director of Student Services October 16, 2015 - WPS Special Education External Review November 13, 2015 - Dr. Nadine Gaab - Developmental Dyslexia: Early Identification, Brain-correlates and Remediation Strategies December 11, 2015 - Basic Rights in Special Education - presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs February 26, 2016 - IEPs and Evaluations March 11, 2016 - IEPs and Evaluations - Continued April 7, 2016 - Autism May 13, 2016 - Assistive Technology
PAC Meeting Topics Presented During the '14-'15 School Year
While parents may hold different opinions about standardized testing and the role of it in the education of children with special needs, its benefits include an increased focus on accountability and a window into achievement gaps. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) and its Office of Special Education, through their focus on Results Driven Accountability (RDA), are working to close achievement gaps for our children and prepare them for a range of college and career options.
Closing the Achievement Gap - WPS MCAS, PARCC, and ERB Spring 2015 Test Results
Massachusetts Annual Reports Cards for Weston Massachusetts publishes annual report cards for districts and individual schools within a district. These report cards answer important questions about a district’s and a school's overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a district and 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. Click on the link to read the report cards for the Weston District; Country School; Woodland School;Field School; Weston Middle School; and Weston High School.