NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

April 3, 2013

Evaluation team headed to Pentucket High school


Newburyport Daily News

---- — WEST NEWBURY — Sixteen educators from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges will make an on-site evaluation of Pentucket Regional High School next week.

The evaluation visit, set for April 7 through 10, will be conducted under the direction of the Commission on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The visiting committee will be led by Donna Zannelli, the assistant principal of Cumberland High School in Rhode Island who has had extensive experience in the association’s evaluation process.

The purpose of the evaluation visit is to review and determine from an outside professional viewpoint the extent to which Pentucket High is meeting the Standards for Accreditation. As a part of the evaluation, the visiting committee will meet with all school constituents, review the school’s self-study, visit a number of classes and examine examples of student work submitted by the school.

During the comprehensive self-study, the faculty attempted to identify the school’s strengths and determined those areas in which changes would be beneficial. Officials say the goal of the evaluation process is to foster a continual drive for school improvement.