2018 DESE School & District Report Cards published

April 2019

Dear Families,

Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how he or she is doing in different subjects, the school and district report cards are designed to show families how we are doing in different areas. The links to our district and school report cards and a DESE Frequently Asked Questions document is available at:

https://www.westonschools.org/resources/massachusetts-annual-district-report-cards/

These report cards include multiple measures of school and district performance – more than just MCAS scores. They represent a new way of looking at school performance by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more. Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our district. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what we are doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students.

You will notice that we do well in a number of areas, including standardized test scores, graduation rates, and overall accountability. All schools and the district are comfortably meeting state accountability targets. The reports also indicate that we continue to have important work ahead to close achievement gaps, decrease chronic absenteeism, and provide rigorous, differentiated learning opportunities for all students. We encourage your involvement as we continue to improve our schools. We see parents and guardians as critical partners in the success of our students and schools and we are grateful for your continued support.

Finally, if your child attends a school that receives Title I funds (Country School, Woodland School, and Weston High School), you have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your 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, and
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you have any questions about our district and school report cards, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact. Dr. Kimo Carter, Asst. Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, at carterk@weston.org or (781) 786-5220.

Yours truly,

Dr. Midge Connolly, Superintendent

Dr. Kimo Carter, Asst. Superintendent, Teaching and Learning