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Island MCAS Scores Higher Than State Average Across the Board

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education released statewide 2012 MCAS scores on Wednesday.

Martha’s Vineyard students in all grades tested significantly better in English, math and science than the state MCAS averages this year, even as results released on Wednesday show that Massachusetts 10th graders performed at their highest level yet.

Statewide, 10th grade students hit the proficient or advanced levels 88 percent of the time in English and 69 percent in math. That compares to 38 percent and 24 percent in 1998 when MCAS was first administered.

"I am proud of the progress we have made, but won't be satisfied until we close the achievement gap and all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential," Gov. Deval Patrick said in a press release on Monday.

Locally, 97 percent of 10th graders at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School scored proficient or advanced in English. In math, 86 percent of students scored proficient or advanced and in science, MVRHS 10th graders scored 75 percent proficient or advanced. Numbers for Island students across all grades also reflect similar levels of achievement well above state averages.

You can find more information on MCAS results here.

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