John Ward School - 10 Dolphin Road - Newton Centre, MA 02459
617.559.6450 or fax 617.552.5563
RESPECT – LOVE OF LEARNING – SELF ESTEEM – ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Audrey Parad Peller, Principal
To the Parents of Students in Grades 4 and 5:
You will soon be receiving the results of the MCAS tests that were given to third and fourth graders last spring. An individual student report that provides specific information about your child’s performance on these assessments, as well as aggregate results for Ward School, Newton, and state scores, will be mailed to you shortly. I want to remind you that these results are just one measure of your child’s performance and should be considered as a portion of a total assessment system.
When the results arrive, I ask that you use your discretion and sensitivity if you choose to share them with your son/daughter. The report is written for adults and may not be meaningful for children to read. I recommend that you summarize the results and share the relevant information in a general way. I do not feel that specific scores are appropriate to discuss with children. Since these results are private, please remind your child not to discuss them with other children.
If you have any questions, please contact me at school.
Audrey Parad Peller