MCAS results show solid performance

Oct 3, 2019 by

Published October 2, 2019

By DAN TOMASELLO

LYNNFIELD — The results from the MCAS exam are in, and Lynnfield students continued their long-standing tradition of performing well on the high stakes state test.

Last spring marked the third year that students in grades 3-8 took the Next-Generation MCAS. Last spring was the first time high school students took the revamped MCAS English and math exams. Lynnfield High freshmen took the Legacy MCAS science exam once again.

The MCAS 2.0 exam evaluates students’ performance using four categories: Exceeding Expectations, Meeting Expectations, Partially Meeting Expectations and Not Meeting Expectations.

Superintendent Jane Tremblay was pleased with the district’s MCAS scores.

“We are always happy to score well on the MCAS,” said Tremblay in an interview with the Villager. “As always, we will look very closely at the data to find ways that we can improve teaching and learning in the classroom.”

The MassLive website, associated with the Springfield Republican newspaper, ranked Lynnfield Public Schools and Mattapoisett Public Schools as having the 15th best scores in the state.

LHS results

While students in grades 3-8 took the MCAS 2.0 exam for the third straight year last spring, Lynnfield High School students took the Next-Generation MCAS English and math exams for the first time.

According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), 27 percent of high school sophomores Exceeded Expectations on the English exam while 51 percent Met Expectations, 21 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

On the MCAS 2.0 math exam, 18 percent of sophomores Exceeded Expectations, 59 percent Met Expectations, 22 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

High school freshmen took the Legacy MCAS science exam once again. The Legacy MCAS exam graded student performance using four different categories: Advanced, Proficient, Needs Improvement and Failed.

The results revealed 32 percent of LHS freshmen were Advanced, 54 percent were Proficient, 12 percent Needed Improvement and 2 percent Failed. In 2018, 51 percent were Advanced, 45 percent were Proficient, 2 percent Needed Improvement and 1 percent Failed.

Elementary results

According to DESE, 18 percent of third graders Exceeded Expectations on the MCAS English exam while 57 percent Met Expectations, 24 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. In 2018, 24 percent Exceeded Expectations, 55 percent Met Expectations, 20 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

The data from the third grade MCAS math exam revealed 17 percent Exceeded Expectations, 60 percent Met Expectations, 22 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. The results from 2018 indicated 23 percent Exceeded Expectations, 59 percent Met Expectations, 17 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

The results from the fourth grade MCAS English exam revealed that 22 percent Exceeded Expectations, 54 percent Met Expectations, 22 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. The data from 2018 stated that 27 percent Exceeded Expectations, 56 percent Met Expectations, 16 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

According to the fourth grade MCAS math exam results, 17 percent Exceeded Expectations, 63 percent Met Expectations, 20 percent Partially Met Expectations and there were no students who Did Not Meet Expectations. In 2018, 24 percent Exceeded Expectations, 59 percent Met Expectations, 16 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

LMS results

On the MCAS English exam, 24 percent of Lynnfield Middle School fifth graders Exceeded Expectations, 61 percent Met Expectations, 15 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. According to 2018’s results, 13 percent Exceeded Expectations, 63 percent Met Expectations, 23 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

According to the results from the MCAS math exam, 14 percent of fifth graders Exceeded Expectations, 67 percent Met Expectations, 18 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. The data from 2018 revealed that 11 percent Exceeded Expectations, 61 percent Met Expectations, 26 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

Fifth graders took the revamped MCAS science exam for the first time last year after previously taking the Legacy MCAS exam the past two years. The results revealed that 14 percent Exceeded Expectations, 63 percent Met Expectations, 22 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

According to the results from the sixth grade MCAS English exam, 19 percent Exceeded Expectations, 56 percent Met Expectations, 23 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. The data from 2018 indicated that 12 percent Exceeded Expectations, 53 percent Met Expectations, 33 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

The results from the sixth grade MCAS math exam revealed 16 percent Exceeded Expectations, 55 percent Met Expectations, 27 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. According to 2018’s results, 6 percent Exceeded Expectations, 58 percent Met Expectations, 35 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

On the seventh grade MCAS English exam, 10 percent Exceeded Expectations, 56 percent Met Expectations, 32 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. In 2018, 15 percent Exceeded Expectations, 48 percent Met Expectations, 34 percent Partially Met Expectations and 3 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

The data from the MCAS math exam revealed 20 percent of seventh graders Exceeded Expectations, 52 percent Met Expectations, 25 percent Partially Met Expectations and 2 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. The data from 2018 indicated that 21 percent Exceeded Expectations, 58 percent Met Expectations, 20 percent Partially Met Expectations and 1 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

According to DESE, 27 percent of eighth graders Exceeded Expectations on the MCAS English exam while 56 percent Met Expectations, 15 percent Partially Met Expectations and 3 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. In 2018, 16 percent Exceeded Expectations, 47 percent Met Expectations, 28 percent Partially Met Expectations and 9 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

The data from the eighth grade MCAS math exam revealed 18 percent Exceeded Expectations, 62 percent Met Expectations, 17 percent Partially Met Expectations and 3 percent Did Not Meet Expectations. According to 2018’s results, 12 percent Exceeded Expectations, 62 percent Met Expectations, 23 percent Partially Met Expectations and 3 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

Eighth graders also took the Next-Generation MCAS science exam for the first time last spring. According to the results, 18 percent Exceeded Expectations, 51 percent Met Expectations, 27 percent Partially Met Expectations and 5 percent Did Not Meet Expectations.

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