If a child makes a disclosure of abuse to you: The most important first step is to stay calm. The child has undergone a potentially traumatic experience and could be more frightened by your response than the abuse itself. Be sure to thank the child for being honest and courageous enough to tell someone. Read more.
The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the statewide testing schedule for students in grades 3, 4, & 5. The English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics computer-based tests will be administered between April 2nd – May 25th. The grade 5 Science & Technology/Engineering (STE) computer-based testing will be administered between April 4th – May 25th.