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 are working to close achievement gaps for our children and prepare them for a range of college and career options.
Please see the Weston PAC 2017 MCAS Report. While Next Generation MCAS was new for grades 3-8 in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math last spring, the achievement gap between "All Students" and "Students with Disabilities" remains. Please see the report for details.
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.