January 30, 2015
This spring all 3-8 grade students at the Edgartown School will be administered the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers) Test in math and English language arts. This Massachusetts mandated test replaces the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) as it is aligned to the new national common core standards. Students in grades 5 and 8 will continue to take the MCAS science test this year. Most of our students will take the PARCC on computers which is a new and exciting format. To learn more about this new test click on the link below.
As we get closer to the testing period, test schedules and other related information will be made available to you. Should you have any questions about this test, please contact your child’s teacher or myself.
John W. Stevens
Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program
Earn cash for the Edgartown School! It's very easy - please download this form to get all the info!
Following you will find the link for the survey re the Superintendent's Search:
The link to the ENGLISH survey for developing the criteria for the Superintendent Search is:
The link to the PORTUGUESE survey is:
Homework Club Information & Rules
Click here to view information about the 2014-2015 homework club in English.
Click here to view information about the 2014-2015 homework club in Portuguese.
The Island Parents Advisory Council on Special Education (IPAC) is a state-mandated, parent-led group that meets monthly and functions to advise and participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the district’s special education programs. In addition, the IPAC has a wealth of resources and offers parent support.
Scholastic SRI/SRC Access
Click here to access SRI/SRC.
Lexia Reading has been upgraded to Lexia Core5.
Your student's login information from Lexia Reading from last year should remain the same for this program.
Here is the link to access Lexia Core5. Please bookmark this page!
If you'd like to install the full program on your home computer or iPad/tablet, please click here.
School Improvement Plan
Please visit our SAC page (School Advisory Committee) for information about our school improvement plan. You can also download next year's plan from the file cabinet on that page!
Edgartown Public Library Information
For more information about the construction of the new town library, please visit their website.
School Report Card
This report card contains important information about enrollment, teacher qualifications, student achievement on the MCAS and more. Click here to view the letter from Principal Stevens about our report card.
Click here to view our complete school 'report card' in pdf format (updated October 2014).
School Bullying Plan
Information about our school bullying plan can be found in the student & parent area.
Want to see PARCC items in action? Would you like to know how PARCC is different from previous tests?
The different groups can look at the sample tests in both Math and ELA at the grade level they work with. All the different tools available on the tests should be demonstrated (ie, answer eliminator, pointer/highlighter, protractor, ruler, calculator, flagging, review). This section demonstrates what the test currently looks like and how students will be asked to interact with it.
At the bottom of this link you can find rubrics for ELA/Literacy grouped by grade 3, grades 4-5 and grades 6-11. Summative assessment information can also be found here.
In this section, teachers can review both math and ela information to:
Inform the development of item specifications and blueprints for the PARCC assessments, and
Support implementation of the Common Core State Standards