MWDN: Southborough MCAS results mixed

From the Metrowest Daily News

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said Southborough middle schoolers met adequate yearly progress in English but not math, while students in the third, fourth and fifth grades succeeded in math but not English.

To keep pace with yearly progress requirements, districts must have at least 95.1 percent of students score proficient in English and 92.2 percent score proficient in math. Many did not.

In fact, 82 percent of schools statewide and 91 percent of districts failed to meet the progress benchmarks, up considerably from 67 percent and 79 percent, respectively, in 2010.

Superintendent Charles Gobron this week called the state goals “unrealistic,” although acknowledge there is room for improvement in the district’s math curriculum.

You can read more about the MCAS discussion in this article by the MWDN. For a complete set of MCAS results, click here.

What do you think? Are the MCAS goals unrealistic? Do the Southborough results give you pause? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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