West Bridgewater

Oakley praises MCAS effort


Superintendent of Schools Patricia Oakley praised the efforts of students and staff after the latest MCAS scores showed important gains in several areas. Scores rose across the board at the Grade 4-6 Howard School, allowing the school to reach Level I status, the highest achievement ranking. Howard joined the Grade K-3 McDonald School, which remained a Level I school for the second straight year. English Language Arts scores were up for Grade 10 students at West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High, and for the first time, 100 percent of students were proficient or advanced in their first attempt at the test. Oakley said Grade 10 math scores at 89 percent proficient or advanced dipped below 90 percent for the first time in several years, but said she is confident they will exceed 90 percent next year.

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