Despite Tuesday night’s announcement by Superintendent Gardner and yesterday’s article in The Worcester Telegram by Brian Lee, The O’Zone has received indications that MCAS retests were given.
The exchange in question went as follows:
Test Did Happen September 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM
To Thank you: I agree that I am excited Ms. Dargie will be back to help the kids tomorrow - they need her! Second, I was shocked when I saw the T&G yesterday so I hopped on here to see what's been happening since I took on a new job to get away from the politics - yikes! Third, glad I forwarded myself a few important emails... They are public record anyway but the proof is out there that the tests did happen... Maybe Amy will need them for the next unfortunate law suit that takes money away from the students.
Ken O'Brien September 28, 2014 at 8:03 AM
I am at a loss that anyone would claim that the tests did not happen if they in fact did. Could you please explain this and provide some form of proof for your claims?
Test Did Happen September 28, 2014 at 8:28 AM
Sure Mr. O'Brien,
In November of 2013 the current seniors had 9 take ELA and 30 take math approximately which equated to the number in the T&G. Subsequently in March four of those 9 tried again at the ELA and 20 of the 30 tried again at the math. I do not know how many of those need to take it again this November. As for February Bio, the school tested 18 current seniors in 2/2014, some of them had to take the test again in June of 2014 when bio is given the second time. Bio is not a retest, it is a test scheduled twice a year due to schools on block scheduling. It is always offered in Feb. & June. All student scores are in state data systems, the students & school get a copy of the report for the cumulative record folder too.
I am unable at this time to access the Data Warehouse because, to the best of my knowledge, it requires an Administrator’s password to do so.
Can anyone confirm or disavow this information? Was your child one of the one’s eligible to be retested? Were they?
In addition we have reports that Mr. Nembirkow’s contract has been terminated. Can anyone confirm this?