Based on the School Leadership Team recommendation and the vote of the Transitional School Committee on June 24, 2014, all students in grades 3-8 and 10 will take MCAS in the spring of 2015.

Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation to the Transitional School Committee, which includes the rationale for choosing MCAS over PARCC.

When the cook tastes the soup, that's formative; when the guests taste the soup, that's summative. — Stake, R.

Assessing the Whole Child: Throughout January 2012, ASCD took a look at how assessments can serve a whole child approach to education and inform-not drive-school improvement efforts. Listen to a two-part Whole Child Podcast series on the meaning and types and future of assessment, featuring author Nancy Frey, #Edchat founder Tom Whitby, principal Peter DeWitt, researcher Susan Brookhart, Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Gist, and ASCD Director of Public Policy David Griffith. A formal assessment presentation was made to the School Committee.