The spring MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) results have been revealed for individual districts and schools and Wellesley Public Schools have had another strong showing. Students at all grades and schools achieved proficient or advanced results at higher rates than the rest of the state on most subjects.
Sophomores really stood out with 100% of test takers scoring proficient (vs. needs improvement and warning/failing) in English language arts.
The only subject where Wellesley fell short vs. others in the state was science and tech/engineering, with a lower percentage of students at 5 of the 7 Wellesley elementary schools scoring proficient or advanced than the state average.
Superintendent David Lussier has made bolstering science a focus at Wellesley Public Schools and changes have been made, including moving earth sciences from the high school to the middle school curriculum.
This summary is based on a quick look at the numbers. We suggest you grab your MCAS whizzes and have them help you negotiate the Department of Education charts to zero in on figures of most interest to you.
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