A focus on early literacy is showing signs of promise in the Boston Public Schools, with 3rd grade English Language Arts MCAS proficiency scores rising by four points in scores released today after three consecutive years of decline. BPS students are also outpacing the state in MCAS score growth across nearly every grade. English Language Leaners and students with disabilities are also sustaining high levels of academic growth, a trend that began last year and is holding relatively steady today.
Click here to learn more about the September 26 deadline to register for the Exam School admissions test and the October 10 deadline for non-BPS students to register for the AWC entrance exam.
College is a family choice, and college planning begins in Kindergarten. These two themes will guide a City of Boston initiative, College Month, from September 27 through October 31. While College Month 2014 may target Boston high school students across the City, Success Boston and the Boston Public Schools plan to spark early college awareness in students and families of the state’s largest school district.
Superintendent McDonough is sharing this letter with the Madison Park community regarding a change in school leadership.