To the Westford Community: April 5, 2010
We are pleased to present to you our annual district Report Card for the Westford Public Schools. The federal legislation, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires all states, school districts, and schools that receive Title I funds to report student assessment results and teacher qualifications to the community on an annual basis. Five of our schools receive Title I funding: Rita E. Miller Elementary School, Nabnasset School, Norman E. Day School, Blanchard Middle School, and Stony Brook School. We have made our district results available to you on our website: westfordk12.us.
In terms of the NCLB reporting requirements, Westford has achieved the following:
- The vast majority of our teachers (98.3%) are considered highly qualified for the subject(s) they teach.
- Our MCAS results indicate our students are attaining a much higher performance level when compared to the state as a whole.
All of our schools are making progress to date and will continue to strive to meet our AYP goal for all students. The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is recognized as one of the most rigorous state assessments in the nation, thus reaching the national goal of all students being proficient in mathematics and English by 2014 will challenge every school district in the Commonwealth.
We hope that you find the report card helpful in providing you with a snapshot of the school district. Our schools will send individual school level report cards to the parents, as well as make them available on their respective websites. If you have any questions about the data, please call any of our building principals or the Assistant Superintendent. Thank you for your continued support of the Westford Public Schools and the work that we do with the children of Westford.
Everett V. Olsen, Jr., M.B.A.
Superintendent of Schools
Lorraine J. Tacconi-Moore, Ed. D.