By The Advocate
The State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released the results of this year’s MCAS test, and Everett school administrations celebrating its findings, particularly at Everett High School (EHS).
In the jargon of the new MCAS test, 45 percent of EHS students were designated as “partially meeting targets.” That result puts Everett High in the 20th percentile and well above the results of its neighbors in Revere (16 percent partially meeting targets), Malden (17 percent), Brockton (24 percent), Lynn English (34 percent) and Chelsea (21 percent).
In all, 38 percent of students taking the MCAS were meeting or exceeding expectations and 45 percent partially meeting expectations for English language arts, and 34 percent were meeting or exceeding expectations and 50 percent partially meeting expectations for Mathematics.
Those results also mean that the district will not require any special assistance from the state, as EHS Principal Erick Naumann touted to the School Committee on Monday night. “We don’t need the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education coming in and giving us assistance,” said Naumann. “That’s a positive thing, and that’s the first thing to look at.”
Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire said the results are a “credit to our staff, and to our students, who are really ready to work.”
“We’re very proud of what they’re doing at the high school, when you look at their demographics as well,” said Foresteire.
Listed below are the percentage of Everett students who were determined to be “meeting or exceeding expectations” in their MCAS scores, as well as the state average for comparison:
English language arts, 81 percent (state 91 percent)
Mathematics, 58 percent (state: 78 percent)
Science and Technology, 61 percent (state: 74 percent)
English language arts, 38 percent (state: 51 percent)
Mathematics, 34 percent (state: 48 percent)
Reading, 41 percent (state: 52 percent)
Mathematics, 39 percent (state: 50 percent)
English language arts, 44 percent (state: 53 percent)
Mathematics, 42 percent (state: 48 percent)
English language arts, 38 percent (state: 54 percent)
Mathematics, 32 percent (state: 46 percent)
Science and Technology, 31 percent (state: 47)
English language arts, 36 percent (state: 51 percent)
Mathematics, 34 percent (state: 47 percent)
English language arts, 32 percent (state: 46 percent)
Mathematics, 30 percent (state: 46 percent)
English language arts, 35 percent (state: 51 percent)
Mathematics, 26 percent (state: 50 percent)
Science and Technology, 23 percent (state: 35 percent)