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
4/6: Chelsea School Committee meets Thurs. April 6.
Employment Opportunities New Clark Avenue Project

CCS Blood Drive
Chelsea Community Schools' third annual American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday April 11, 2-7pm in the Williams Building gym. [More]

High Five Friday
On Friday, March 24th officers from the Chelsea Police Department will be visiting each of our schools in the morning, greeting students as they arrive for the day and giving them "high-fives." [More]

Chelsea Youth Commission
Chelsea's Youth Commission is back! Chelsea's Youth Commission advises and assists the City Council, the School Committee and the City Manager. [More]

Superintendent's Update 3/17
Keep up-to-date with Chelsea Public Schools; see this week's Superintendent's Update!

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