High School Helps Students Prep for MCAS
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee heard an extensive progress report Monday on an ongoing MCAS test preparation program at the high school, as the state-sanctioned standardized test nears.
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Island Students Turn in Solid Scores on MCAS
Bill Eville

Vineyard elementary schools scored well across the board on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), earning marks well above the state average. Science continues to be a standout.

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Martha's Vineyard Students Turn in Strong Performance on MCAS
Holly Pretsky

Island students generally excelled in English language arts and saw lower scores in mathematics, results from state standardized tests show.

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Vineyard Students Post Strong Scores on MCAS Test
Bill Eville

In general, Martha’s Vineyard schools did well, in particular the Tisbury School which scored at least 20 percentage points above the state average in all grades and subjects for meeting or exceeding expectations.

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Martha's Vineyard Students Turn in High Marks Amid Tangled Landscape of State Tests
Sara Brown

State test scores released this week show Martha’s Vineyard public schools performing well nearly across the board, with most ranked in the top levels in the state’s accountability system.

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Uneven MCAS Scores for Vineyard Schools
Julia Wells
While holding their place across the board for strong academic achievement, Vineyard public schools turned in mixed scores this year on the MCAS exam with some schools showing new areas that need improvement, especially when it comes to improving proficiency among low income, non-English-speaking and special needs students.
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Vineyard Students Perform Generally Well on MCAS Test, Exceed State Averages
Olivia Hull

With standardized test results made public last Friday, school leaders Islandwide have begun to examine the wealth of data and discuss student performance with staff and parents.

Scores from the MCAS test administered to Island students last spring show the majority of students at Island public schools are performing at or above state standards in English language arts, mathematics and science.

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Beyond the MCAS Scores

There was good news to celebrate in Vineyard public schools last week with the release of the scores from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam administered annually among elementary and high school students. Student proficiency levels are good to excellent in math and English nearly across the board, and six out of seven Island schools received top rankings under a newly-devised system this year that ranks schools on a one-to-five scale.

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Vineyard Public Schools Achieve Top Rankings On MCAS Exams
Sara Brown
Six of seven schools on the Vineyard were given top rankings based on results from annual statewide standardized tests, which were released this week. The West Tisbury School received a commendation for high achievement on performance, while Tisbury School second-graders were the second highest performers in the state on the English portion of the test.
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Teachers Defend and Question MCAS
Chris Burrell
"You should have seen their faces at the end of the testing," said regional high school history teacher Corinne Kurtz. "They were skeletons."
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