The results of the 2014 MCAS exams have just been posted on the DESE website, and we’re very pleased with the results.
For the second-straight year, BHS students have set record highs in the four categories of scoring, and for the first time, a true majority (51%) of BHS students scored an “advanced” rating on the ELA test.
Our SGP score, which measures improvement rather than raw scores, also went well, as BHS students scored a 54 (scores in this category generally span from 40-60, for the most part – it is not a true percentile score – a score of 50 indicates average, expected progress). This score marks a twelve-point improvement over the last two years.
Congratulations, class of 2016, for your excellent performance on the MCAS!
[CORRECTION] The original post held a paragraph comparing our statistics to other districts in the state. Closer scrutiny showed us that the list from which we gathered those statistics was wildly inaccurate, and largely incomplete. The information on the comprehensive list of scores on the DESE website is far more reliable, and shows that our combination of SGP score and Advanced + Proficient places us in roughly the 90th to 92nd percentile of all schools in the state.