You are hereMass DOE Information
Mass DOE Information
I am pleased to present you with the Report Card for the Millis Public Schools. It contains important information about teacher qualifications, student achievement on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests, and the progress we are making toward helping students become proficient in English language arts and mathematics. The federal legislation, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), requires all states, school districts, and schools to report student assessment results and teacher qualifications to the community on an annual basis. Millis’ Report Card results are available to you on the district webpage: www.millisps.org, please click the Services tab, Curriculum Assessment tab and select Mass DOE information.
In terms of the NCLB reporting requirements, Millis has achieved the following:
100% of our teaching staff is licensed to teach in Massachusetts and are “highly qualified” for the subjects they teach.
Clyde F. Brown School did not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in both ELA and Mathematics for our aggregate and for the Low Income.
Millis Middle School is making AYP in the aggregate data for both ELA and Mathematics, but not in the subcategories of Special Education and Low Income.
Millis High School is making AYP in both ELA and Mathematics.
What is AYP and why does it matter? Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is the standard of measurement defined by the No Child Left Behind legislation to identify how school districts are performing on standardized assessments. In MA, that assessment is the MCAS. Not only are students expected to do well on the assessments but the districts are expected to improve each year until 100% of all students reaching the Proficient target by 2014. For example, if a district had 50% of their students at the proficient level and had 5 years to get to 100%, they would be expected to improve 10% each year for the five year period.
In order to address our AYP issues, we have
Implemented a new literacy program for grades 1-5
Offered professional development opportunities to our teachers in order to enhance instruction and improve student learning for al of our staff
Enhanced our math skills course to better align with our grade level math course to ensure continuity of skills at the Middle School
Offered tutoring support to our at-risk students before and after school for our Middle School
It is my hope that you will find the Report Card helpful in providing you with a snapshot of the schools. If you have questions about the data, please call me, or the building principals. Thanks for your continued support of the work we do to make the Millis Public Schools the best they can be.
Director of Curriculum
Millis School District NCLB Report Card Data by School:
- Information on No Child Left Behind provided by the Mass. Department of Education, Millis Schools Report Card.
Information on MCAS testing provided by the Mass. Department of Education
|Enrollment Data.pdf||69.12 KB|
|Profiles Teacher Data.pdf||48.76 KB|
|MCAS Performance by Grade.pdf||90.11 KB|
|Expenditure Data.pdf||65.48 KB|