MCAS scores improve
By Becky Harvey
OXFORD - Despite the nasty weather, the freshly plowed Oxford High School welcomed a full roll of the Oxford School Committee on Monday evening. The meeting commenced with a discussion of the school improvements at Clara Barton by Principal Stephen Baroni.
The MCAS scores have increased in English Language Arts (ELA) due to extra support, including the addition of a “.5 literacy specialist.” The school has started an initiative this year, sending home MCAS packets every week. Parents have responded positively to the program. In addition to straight-out MCAS work, grade three also sends home weekly literacy packets. These efforts, along with the addition of leveled reading groups have helped to reinforce language and reading skills.