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Thomas Browne, Principal
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Email:  browne-thomas@montytech.net
Phone: (978) 345-9200 Ext. 5205
 
From the Principal's Desk
Good Day to the Monty Tech Community.
 
Since the mornings have become a bit more chilly – anyone scraping frost off their windshields yet? – we know that we have moved on to October with the end of Term 1 fast approaching.  Therefore, my first reminder to all families is that Progress Reports were given to students last week.  If you did not receive a copy of the Progress Report, you should contact the main office.
 
In addition, with the close of September, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) finally releases the results from the previous year’s MCAS assessment.  I think that it is important that, as a community, we pause to celebrate another positive performance by our students and teachers.
 
As you can see from the tables below, notable results include…
 
  • Once again, in English Language Arts, 95% of students scored advanced or proficient which is 5% higher than the state average.
  • Monty Tech improved the advanced and proficient scores in Mathematics from 80% in 2013 to 84% last year.  Similarly, this score is 5% higher than the state average.
  • While advanced and proficient scores only increased from 73% to 74% last year in Science and Technology, again, Monty Tech remains 3% above the state average.
 
GRADE 10 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 2011 2012 2013 2014
ADVANCED 18 23 30 22%
PROFICIENT 69 72 65 73%
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT 13 5 5 5%
FAILING 0 0 1 0%
GRADE 10 - MATHEMATICS
ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 2011 2012 2013 2014
ADVANCED 41 39 48 39%
PROFICIENT 45 49 32 45%
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT 12 12 18 14%
FAILING 2 1 2 2%
 
 
GRADE 10 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG
ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 2011 2012 2013 2014
ADVANCED 9 11 14 15%
PROFICIENT 62 63 59 59%
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT 27 24 25 25%
FAILING 2 2 3 1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















Clearly, the entire school community should take pride in these results, and it certainly should not be a surprise that Monty Tech, once again, has been identified as a Level 1 school, the highest level of achievement by state standards.  We look forward to similar results on the MCAS assessment this year, but I also want to remind families that Monty Tech will be participating in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) for the first time this spring. We will be sharing more information about this assessment soon.
 
Finally, in terms of upcoming events, the next few weeks contain two important events that are held on the same day. On October 20, 2014, Monty Tech will host its annual Tour Day and Career Awareness Night.
 
During Tour Day, there will be no school for current Monty Tech students as we will be opening our door to 8th grade students from our various sending middle schools.  Interested students will be provided will all the information they need about the school and its vocational programs as they move throughout the building.
 
Career Awareness Night allows all students and parents an opportunity to learn more about the job opportunities in all our trades from experts around the region.  Also, we open up all of our shops as are outstanding vocational instructors have a chance to show off their shop area and highlight some of the great work that our students accomplish. It is an informal night where families can move about the building at their leisure.  The night’s events go from 6:30-8:30pm.
 
We hope to see many of you here for the Career Awareness Night!!
 

 

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