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I love my school. It is out of love that I criticize it now. It is abundantly clear that racism exists in Boston Latin. Ask any student of color - we’ve all felt it, especially Black and Latinx people. The BLS community should not accept this. The majority of my classmates, teachers, and administrators, all of them passionate about justice, inclusion, and good education for all, acknowledge the inequities in our system and would love to see them change.
At Pyne Arts Magnet School in Lowell, MA, students are completing performance assessments at every grade level and finding their voices.
Performance assessment implementation is a years-long commitment. It's generally good practice to see what folks who've already embarked on this journey have been doing, and below you'll find pertinent advice on performance assessment and design from educators in our MCIEA districts.
If you could create an ideal dataset of students’ and teachers’ experiences at their schools, what would be in it? How might you use it? And, specifically, would you ask about school diversity or school integration?
As if the old version of the MCAS wasn’t harmful enough, here comes the NEW MCAS.
Attleboro High School, a member of MCIEA Cohort 1, has made great strides in Quality Performance Assessment implementation. See how they did it.
Since 2016, Somerville High School has been going through a re-visioning and redesign process that centers the school in equity and allows students to have authentic, meaningful educational experiences.