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MCAS Scores Leave Waltham in Level 3 Status

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released MCAS scores for the 2011-2012 school year.

Newwly-released MCAS scores for Waltham keep the district in level 3 status, while it saw some gains but major score losses, according to the data.

Overall, more students in the lower grades fell into the "warning/failure" category than last year but more students in every grade improved to the "advanced" category, according to the data. 

LOSSES

  • In grade 3, the percentage of students in the proficient category for ELA fell from 52 to 38.
  • Grade 3 math proficiency fell from 53 percent to 29 percent.
  • ELA proficiency in grade 7 fell from 62 percent to 39 percent. 

GAINS

  • Grade 20 ELA proficiency grew from 42 percent to 46 percent.
  • Grade 8 ELA proficiency increased to 63 from 58 percent. 
  • Grade 8 math proficiency grew from 30 to 35 percent. 

Overall, the Henry J. Whittemore Elementary School and Northeast Elementary School remin in level 3 status, which means they are among the lowest performing 20 percent of schools statewide.

Grade and Subject

Advanced

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Warning/ Failing

# of Waltham Students

Waltham

MA

Waltham

MA

Waltham

MA

Waltham

MA

GRADE 03 - READING

12

15

38

46

35

30

15

9

379

GRADE 03 - MATHEMATICS

21

27

29

34

30

25

20

14

382

GRADE 04 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

10

13

43

44

30

30

17

14

361

GRADE 04 - MATHEMATICS

10

16

34

35

44

36

12

12

366

GRADE 05 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

18

17

44

44

27

28

11

11

341

GRADE 05 - MATHEMATICS

20

25

33

32

30

26

17

17

383

GRADE 05 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

22

22

28

30

39

34

11

14

382

GRADE 06 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

17

18

49

48

23

22

10

11

345

GRADE 06 - MATHEMATICS

20

27

34

33

28

24

18

16

345

GRADE 07 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

17

15

49

56

25

21

9

7

375

GRADE 07 - MATHEMATICS

10

20

30

31

38

30

22

18

376

GRADE 08 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

20

18

63

63

11

14

5

6

325

GRADE 08 - MATHEMATICS

16

22

35

30

29

28

19

19

324

GRADE 08 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

4

5

30

38

49

38

17

20

320

GRADE 10 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

42

37

46

51

9

9

3

3

338

GRADE 10 - MATHEMATICS

51

50

27

28

12

15

10

7

334

GRADE 10 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

22

24

46

45

23

25

8

6

308

ALL GRADES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

19

19

47

50

23

22

10

9

2,463

ALL GRADES - MATHEMATICS

21

27

32

32

30

26

17

15

2,468

ALL GRADES - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

16

17

35

37

37

32

12

13

969

For more score data, visit the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

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