The Franklin School “report card” contains information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how our school is performing relative to other schools, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.
While the “report card” data for the Franklin Early Childhood Center is accurate, it does NOT present a clear picture of our class size and student to teacher ratio. The Franklin ECC website: http://childhoodcenter.melroseschools.com is the best source for all of our program descriptions and reflects our current class size and student to teacher ratio.
Part I: Student Enrollment and Teacher Qualifications
The first section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. Because your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:
- Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach
- Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver
- The college degree and major of your child’s teacher
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications
Part II: Student Achievement
You will notice that the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment system (MCAS) does not apply to Pre-school/Pre-Kindergarten students. At the Franklin ECC, classroom assessment is the primary method of data collection and evaluation used to guide instruction. The second section of the report card shows how Massachusetts students are performing on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a test that allows you to compare the performance of Massachusetts students to students across the nation or in other states. You can also see how our school performed on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests as compared to the district and the state.
Part III: Accountability
Since the Franklin School serves our early childhood population, the accountability section will not be relevant.
To improve student achievement in our school, we are focused on a tiered system of supports our teachers use assessment data to address individual student needs. With the support of an academic interventionist the teachers are then able to use teaching strategies and activities to address identified student needs.
We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:
- Encouraging your child’s learning at home
- Attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings
- Serving as a volunteer in our school or district
- Encouraging other parents to become involved
For more information about what we are doing to improve student achievement or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please feel free to contact me at 781-979-2260. If you would like a print copy of the school’s report card, please contact the school office and we will forward one to you.
Click on the attached for information regarding the DISTRICT Report Card Overview and Report Card.