MCAS 3rd grade reading below proficient by income by school district in Massachusetts

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District results include all from the district who were tested. Results for districts with more than one school include students enrolled for the entire academic school year. Results for districts that only operate a single school include all students tested in the district.

MCAS: The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, a standardized test administered to students in grades 3-12. Students must pass the grade 10 tests in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and one of the four high school Science and Technology Engineering tests as one condition of eligibility for a high school diploma. A small number of students with the most significant disabilities who are unable to take the standard MCAS tests even with accommodations participate in the MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt). In addition, the MCAS program is used to hold schools and districts accountable, on a yearly basis, for the progress they have made toward the objective of the No Child Left Behind Law that all students be proficient in Reading and Mathematics by 2014.

Below Proficient: Score of "Needs Improvement" or "Warning/Failing".

Low income: Students who meet ANY ONE of the following definitions of low-income as of October 1 of the school year: The student is eligible for free or reduced price lunch; or the student receives Transitional Aid to Families benefits; or the student is eligible for SNAP (Food Stamps.)

NA: Data not available for this school district for this test result.

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Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Massachusetts School and District Profiles: MCAS Report (DISTRICT) for Grade 03

Footnotes: 2013 Data updated by DESE on September 20, 2013. 2012 Data updated by DESE on September 27, 2012. 2011 Data updated by DESE on September 30, 2011. 2010 Data updated by DESE on September 30, 2010. 2009 Data updated by DESE on October 27, 2009. 2008 Data updated on September 24, 2008. 2007 Data updated on October 3, 2007. 2006 Data updated on February 2, 2007. 2005 Data updated on May 15, 2006.