Friday, December 20, 2013

Important: GDRHS NCLB Report Card

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to include our school’s “report card” which has been provided by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Report cards answer important questions about a school's overall performance and contain specific information about Groton-Dunstable Regional High School.
You can access our report card by visiting our website, or by clicking on the link provided.

Specifically, the report provides the following important information about our school:

Student enrollment and teacher qualifications
This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state.

Student assessment on MCAS and other tests
This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests as compared to the district and the state.

School and district accountability information
This section of the report contains three important pieces of information:
1. Accountability and Assistance Levels
Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 1.

2. School Percentiles
A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools, and this number is indicative of the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school falls into the 98th percentile.  This means that our school is performing higher than 98 percent of the high schools in the state.

3. Progress and Performance Index (PPI)
The PPI is a number that indicates a school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, and preparing all students for success after high school. Massachusetts has a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, the school’s cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher. Our PPI score for our aggregate population (all students) is 100.

For more information about our school’s report card or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, please feel free to contact us at 978-448-0390.


Michael Mastrullo


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