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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District News

Message from Superintendent Bourque
Tragically, we have once again lost a young life due to senseless street violence. [More]

Superintendent's Update 1/13
See the latest CPS News in the Superintendent's Update for January 13.

Anti-Bullying Week
Chelsea Cares! Celebrate Anti-Bullying week across the district January 16 through 20! [More]

Attendance Appeals
The attendance appeal process for the second quarter will begin on 1/18/17 and end on 1/27/2017. Please contact Mr. Carangelo at 617-466-5043 to schedule an appointment in English. Please contact Mr. Ceciliano to schedule an appointment in Spanish at 617-466-5071. This is in compliance with our student/parent handbook and all guidelines will apply.

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