Overall, the number of students meeting expectations increased by one percent in both the Math and English exams for grades 3 through 8.
Larger gains were made in third grade English and sixth grade Math as both saw a 4-percent increase in the number of students meeting expectations.READ MORE: Fall River Convenience Store Owner Shot Dead; Homicide Investigation Underway
Tenth grade students took the next generation MCAS for the first time in English and Math in 2019.
The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said 87-percent met the minimum score for graduation, which is the same as the old exam.
However, the bar to pass was lowered so students could adjust to the new test.MORE NEWS: 'Best Small Cities In America': 8 Massachusetts Communities Make The Top 20 List
Parents should receive their child’s scores in October.