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MCAS. . . How is Lane Doing?

July 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

Lets face it, lots of people are interested in MCAS scores, even though I would argue the scores by themselves don’t define success. Nonetheless, like keeping track of the standings in sports, it is interesting to compare towns.

Several years ago Bedford identified eleven other towns that were similar, in order to gauge how well we were doing as a school district. The towns are: Burlington, Duxbury, Lexington, Lynnfield, Medfield, Medway, Norwell, Swampscott, Wayland, Weston, and Westwood.  All of these towns have excellent schools, just like Bedford.

Here is how our students did in comparison to the others (1st place being highest scores, 12th place being lowest) for 2008 scores

Grade 3 ELA- 9th place

Grade 3 MATH- 8th place

Grade 4 ELA- 8th place

Grade 4 MATH- 6th place

Grade 5 ELA- 5th place

Grade 5 MATH- 4th place

How did we do compared to all Massachusetts schools?

3rd Grade Reading  top 15%

3rd Grade  Math  top 25%

4th Grade  English  top 16%

4th Grade  Math top 17%

5th Grade   English   top 10%

5th Grade   Math  top 11%

5th Science  top 19%

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  •   Colette Ciregna // Jul 26th 2009 at 11:43 am

    Hi Rob,
    We (Lane) do a great job working on our English scores… I’d love to see us put as much effort into our math curriculum. Judging by the results of the math Olympiad this year, our boys still have more confidence and apparently better success in their math efforts than our girls. I look forward to all of our children learning to love math (okay, maybe too strong a word but you get the gist!) adn being able to sail through standardized tests like MCAS to prove it to all, especially themselves… This is just an opinion and of course my personal bias with little but anecdotal evidence to support it but thought I’d put it out there regardless. Thanks!

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