Massachusetts education officials say while scores on standardized MCAS tests continue to improve, many of the state’s high school graduates are not fully prepared for college level coursework.
Tuesday’s scheduled MCAS English Language Composition Test has been postponed due to the snow storm in the forecast.
Massachusetts education officials say the state’s 10th-graders have performed better than ever on the MCAS exam.
Massachusetts education officials are developing plans to test students as soon as they enter kindergarten to determine how prepared they are to start school.
Massachusetts education officials say more than 3,000 students who passed the spring 2011 Grade 10 MCAS math test achieved a higher performance level than first indicated.
State education officials say more than two-thirds of schools designated as chronically underperforming a year ago showed significant improvement in the MCAS English and math exams taken this past spring.
State education officials say fifth-graders made marked improvements on the math and English portions of the MCAS exam in the past year, while 10th-graders showed improvement on the English section.
Hundreds of Massachusetts high school seniors were denied diplomas at the end of the last school year because they failed the MCAS science exam.
Public school teachers will soon be evaluated on student performance in the classroom and on Massachusetts standardized tests.
State education officials have invalidated every MCAS test taken last year by students at a Somerset elementary school after finding evidence of cheating.