BOSTON (CBS) – Statewide results from last year’s MCAS tests have been made public for all schools – except one.
The scores from the 10th grade math test at Boston English High are getting a second look by the state.
“We saw abnormalities in the scores, anomalies in the scores that weren’t immediately explainable and before I’m willing to release them I want to look at them more closely,” Mitchell Chester, the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Thursday.
“I have no reason to believe there’s any kind of cheating going on.”
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang said they are fully cooperating with the review.
“We have every indication, through our communications with English High School, that the school complied with all testing regulations and that protocols were properly followed,” he said in a statement to WBZ-TV Thursday.
“We learned of this matter yesterday and are working with the state and the school to resolve it. I have deep concerns that now 11th-grade students do not have MCAS Math results, a required component for graduation.”
Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030, “we’re going to work with the state to see what the story is and we’ll get (a) resolution on it.”
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.