Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects; the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas.
Despite the cancellation of the spring 2020 MCAS test, the state has provided districts and schools with 2020 data that includes multiple measures of a school’s performance. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, students learning opportunities, and more.
District report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school.
You will notice on our report card that we are maintaining AMSA’s high standards and continually working toward improving student performance across all grades and subgroups. We encourage families to become involved in helping us to improve our school, continue to promote our core values of integrity, excellence, and community, and participate in school activities. We know parents are critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for the continued support.
Finally, because AMSA receives federal Title I funds, you have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:
- Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach,
- Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver,
- The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you have questions about the AMSA’s district report card, please contact Principal Michael Nawrocki at firstname.lastname@example.org.