Chelsea Public Schools - Bridge to Success

2015–2016 Statewide Testing Schedule and Administration Deadlines

MCAS, PARCC, Alternate Assessment, and ACCESS for ELLs

The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is designed to meet the requirements of the Education Reform Law of 1993. This law specifies that the testing program must:

  • test all public school students in Massachusetts, including students with disabilities and English Language Learner students;
  • measure performance based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework learning standards;
  • report on the performance of individual students, schools, and districts.

As required by the Education Reform Law, students must pass the grade 10 tests in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and one of the four high school Science and Technology Engineering tests as one condition of eligibility for a high school diploma (in addition to fulfilling local requirements).

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CPS Public Notices
9/7: Chelsea School Committee meets Thur. Sept 7.
Employment Opportunities New Clark Avenue Project

Important Closure Notice!
Because the City of Chelsea will be shutting off the water in the neighborhood of the Early Learning Center from 8a.m. - 4p.m. on Thursday, August 17, both the ELC building and the Parent Information Center will be closed on Thursday August 17, 2017. Both offices are scheduled to re-open on Friday August 18, 2017 with normal business hours.

Narrative Overview of CPS
We are pleased to share this overview of Chelsea Public Schools. [More]

Exploration Expo Day
This is a FREE EVENT everyone can enjoy. All ages from pre-k to teenagers to adults are welcomed to get involved and have a great experience at Exploration Expo Day at PORT Park. [More]

Chelsea Prospers Mini Grants
Chelsea Prospers, the downtown initiative for Chelsea, is offering mini-grants for placemaking projects in the downtown. [More]

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