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Seekonk MCAS Scores Steady in English, Up in Math

School District students do better on the test than the statewide average in all subjects at all levels.

Seekonk public school students performed better than the average students in Massachusetts in last spring's Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, or MCAS tests. The state Department of Education released the results on Wednesday.

Overall the percentage of Seekonk students who scored "proficient or higher" was the same in 2012 as 2011 in English with 81 percent. In math, 68 percent scored "proficient or higher," compared to 61 percent in 2011.

Students in grades three through 10 (except grade nine) took the tests. All students were tested in English Language Arts (reading in third grade) and math. Students in grades five, eight and 10 were also tested in science.

The results can be found below (go here to Attleboro results):

All Grades

Subject

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

 

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

 

2011

Proficient or Higher

(District)

 

2011

Proficient or Higher

(State)

 

English 81% 69% 81% 69% Math 68% 59% 63% 58% Science 64% 54% NA NA

Grade 3

Subject

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(State)

Reading 79% 61% 73% 61% Math 79% 61% 72% 66%

Grade 4

Subject

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(State)

English 69% 57% 74% 53% Math 68% 51% 54% 47%

Grade 5

Subject

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(State)

English 74% 61% 80% 67% Math 62% 57% 64% 59% Science 63% 52% 58% 50%

Grade 6

Subject

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(State)

English 80% 66% 78% 68% Math 67% 60% 55% 58%

Grade 7

Subject

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(State)

English 81% 71% 87% 73% Math 52% 51% 61% 51%

Grade 8

Subject

 

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2011

Proficient or Higher

(State)

English 87% 81% 86% 79% Math 59% 52% 61% 52% Science 52% 43% 53% 39%

Grade 10

Subject

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(District)

2012

Proficient or Higher

(State)

English 95% 88% 89% 84% Math 85% 78% 75% 77% Science 77% 69% 79% 67%

Jonathan Friedman September 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM
That's a very productive comment. Thanks for contributing.
Still Hope September 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM
It's simplifying the truth. The disproportion of minority and special needs teaching in the Seekonk system creates a misleading representation of the effectiveness of those schools when compared to the entire state's sampling. I am congratulating the overwhelmingly uniform demographic of the Seekonk area students for keeping the average up. Maybe, we could even fix that Grade 10 table above to actually make sense.
deb of see-attleboro September 20, 2012 at 12:25 AM
"...simplifying the truth." Hmmmm.... Is this concept some sort of lefty new age nonsense?
Nelson Almeida September 20, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Great job to our students,teachers and parents
Still Hope September 21, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Table is still off

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