East Bridgewater

Committee discusses MCAS results

Superintendent of Schools John Moretti told School Committee members “you should be very proud of your teachers and your students” as he discussed the district’s 2013 MCAS results at the Oct. 10 meeting. Moretti highlighted several areas in which the district improved, but also noted where scores lagged behind the rest of the district. In Grade 3, 63 percent were advanced or proficient in English Language Arts (ELA) and 66 advanced or proficient in math, while in Grade 4, 59 percent were proficient or advanced in ELA and 62 percent in math. “We should strive to hit the 80 percent mark in Grade 3,” Moretti said. “Once you get there, instead of spending a lot of time on remediation, you can spend more time on acceleration.” In the current junior class, 100 percent of the high school’s Class of 2015 have met the ELA requirements, while 91 percent have met the requirements for math. Districtwide, 79 percent of students were graded proficient or advanced in ELA, 69 percent in math, and 60 percent in science.