The state this morning announced MCAS scores of individual schools and school districts under a new Massachusetts accountability system that replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Secretary of Education Paul Reville and Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester used the backdrop of Columbus Park School in Worcester to highlight the new system.
Under the old benchmark, the elementary school has been labeled as failing to meet standards. But under the new framework, the school’s improvement puts it in the state’s top category. Five years ago, one-quarter of the school’s students were deemed proficient in math and English. Now, about two-thirds are classified as proficient.