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
5/4: Chelsea School Committee meets Thurs. May 4.
Employment Opportunities New Clark Avenue Project

Superintendent's Update 4/28
See what's happening at Chelsea Public Schools in the Superintendent's Update for April 28.

CHS NEASC Accreditation
I want to congratulate Chelsea High School on being awarded continued accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). [More]

Important Message from Superintendent Bourque
Please see an important message from Dr. Bourque concerning the health and safety of our students. [More]

Camp Rotary Opportunity!
Would you like to attend a week of overnight summer camp at NO CHARGE? [More]

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