Today the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2015 MCAS results for schools and districts participating in last year. As announced earlier this week, the percentage of students scoring Proficient or higher on the MCAS rose when compared to 2014 data.
Both Governor Charlie Baker and ESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester commented, on the growth. "Massachusetts is a national leader in education, and these scores reflect that strength," said Governor Charlie Baker. "Our administration will continue working to ensure all students have access to strong schools that will prepare them for college and careers."
"The state test results provide valuable information for parents and districts about student learning," said Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester. "I commend the Commonwealth’s teachers and administrators for these improved achievement results. The gains reflect our schools’ efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students."
To view school or district results, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/state_report/mcas.aspx. For more information on MCAS, see http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/results.html.
PARCC results are scheduled to be released later this fall. Once released both MCAS and PARCC will be used to determine this year's accountability results, to be released in the early winter. The BESE (Board of Elementary and Secondary Education) will vote on whether the state will move forward with PARCC or MCAS in November.