State education officials are preparing to field test an online exam that appears poised to replace the MCAS student achievement test, but some Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have questions about the switch.
Developed 15 years ago, the MCAS was not designed with college and career-readiness in mind, state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education officials said during a board meeting Tuesday. The new assessment program, set to launch with trial runs at 1,250 schools, is designed to move schools in that direction, they said.
On Friday, Sept. 20, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2013 town-by-town MCAS results, including for the Dedham Public Schools.
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The following students made their school's fall 2012 dean's list.
Olivia Corrado has proven that volunteering pays off.
The Dedham school district nominated Olivia, 14, to represent the town in Gov. Deval Patrick’s annual Project 351, a youth leadership program that encourages ethic service.
The smack of 10 hands hitting 10 rubber boots and the stomp of those boots against the ground called each of the 100-odd alumni, students and faculty in the audience to attention in the Nobles and Greenough School auditorium.
Launched in October 2011, the PathFinders Program provides an important opportunity for children with special needs to be healthy and creative, director Marnie Colantuoni said of the Dedham program,
Joanne McCormick, the director of guidance for Dedham High School, was on hand to report to the School Committee on how the guidance office was working within the school.
Life isn’t easy, and school and work doesn’t make it any easier. It’s stressful and tiring and puts a lot of pressure on students. There are so many things to worry about. That is why three years ago, due to their love of yoga and wanting to help teens cope with the pressures of school, Dedham High School psychologists Liz Vail and Ashley Weagraff formed a yoga club.
Faced with new standards in the middle school Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests for engineering, Dedham Middle School has started an engineering program.