Monday, March 25, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Monday, March 25. 1. Clouds: Monday will be a mostly cloudy day with a chance of rain in the afternoon. The wind will increase later in the day, up to 16 mile per hour gusts and temperatures getting into the mid-40s. 2. Passover: Monday marks the start of Passover, when Jews across the world come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and a large, festive feast known as a Seder on the first two nights. It is a seven to eight day-long celebration of the ancient Israelites' exodus from Egypt and slavery. 3. MCAS: …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
The MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 originally planned for Tuesday has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Monday on its website. The decision was made because much of Massachusetts - including Danvers - is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility that the Danvers Public Schools could be closed or have a delayed opening. In an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A breakdown of Salem MCAS scores compared to Beverly, Hamilton-Wenham, Masconomet and Salem.
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test results were released to the public this week. Here's a look at how Danvers did in comparison to nearby school districts: Thoughts on the results? Let us know in the comments.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Danvers MCAS results in comparison to surrounding communities.
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test results were released to the public last week. We've compiled two charts: the first showing the percent of students at each performance level for Danvers. The second chart shows how Danvers students did against some of the surrounding communities on the North Shore. In comparison to last year's analysis of Danvers tenth graders, the high school rose ten percentage points, with 91 percent of students scoring a proficient or higher on the English/Language Arts portion. For mathematics, 76 percent scoring proficient or higher is four percentage points lower than last year's, but this year only four percent failed, while last year it was seven percent. Danvers 10th Grade Students in…