MCAS Reports Heard by Mt. Greylock School Committee
Lanesborough Elementary School is the only one of the three Mount Greylock Regional School District schools that met its targets in the state evaluations released this fall.
iBerkshires.com reports representatives from the administrations at Lanesborough, Williamstown Elementary and Mount Greylock Regional School presented the School Committee last week with reports on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System scores from last spring at their respective buildings.
Principals Mary MacDonald and Martha Wiley and WES Assistant Principal Elea Kaatz focused on the student performance numbers in English language arts, math, and science and discussed areas where the schools need to make improvements.
When they were finished, School Committee member Dan Caplinger asked if there was a classification for each school similar to the "Level 1, 2 or 3" classifications the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education used to issue under prior accountability regimes.
MacDonald said there is and that the schools are discussing how best to interpret data.
Both the middle-high school and Williamstown Elementary were classified as "partially meeting targets" by DESE. Lanesborough Elementary achieved the higher ranking of "meeting targets," because it scored significantly stronger in the evaluation of its lowest-performing students — defined by DESE as "the greater of the lowest-performing 20 students or the lowest performing 25 percent of students."
In other business at Thursday's meeting, the School Committee recognized Mount Greylock senior Maddie Albert for receiving the school's Superintendent's Certificate of Excellence and determined subcommittee assignments for the year ahead.