Here's How Salem Did on the MCAS Exam

The scores were released yesterday — here are some highlights.


The Spring 2012 MCAS scores are in.

With a turnaround effort in effect since Bentley, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"bentley-elementary-school"} --> was designated as a Level 4 school last year, the scores this year are of particular interest to

Jared Robinson September 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM
so... little to no improvement... time to start saving for private schools or seeing how I get my kid into a charter school like Salem Academy.
Barbara Matteau September 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
It is hard to make progress in one year but slowly, things are evolving.
Salem is my home September 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM
The real question is how parents (along with teachers and school administrators) can help to make a difference. It's not right to blame teachers only, or for (as some do) the schools to "hide behind" the socioeconomic status or langauge barriers of the kids. Can we figure out how we can help?
Chris September 20, 2012 at 01:10 PM
I feel it would have been more useful for the article to have compared last years results to this years. I didn't look at every school, but it appeared to me that scores at Witchcraft improved compared to last year, while at other schools the scores were slightly worse than last year - ie Bentley. If I misread the numbers then someone please correct me, I was comparing the 2012 numbers to the 2011 numbers for each school at boston.com.
windpower September 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Here is an idea . Have ALL students and parent/s/ect . sign a contract that they will attend a FULL school year .You don't attend, find another babysitter ! We all know the reason for poor city test scores .It's the "D" word .Admit it and deal with it .


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