Friday, May 26, 2006
A look at the schools through the numbers
This spring a wealth of data was published describing Carlisle's school programs, and a sampling is presented below. Sources include:
•"2005-06 District Report Card - Carlisle," available on-line on the Carlisle School web site: www.carlisle.mec.edu;
• "Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Information Sheet — April 2006," and "Annual Report 2005 Concord-Carlisle Regional School District," distributed by the Regional School District, 120 Meriam Road, Concord;
• "2005-06 School Report Card - Concord Carlisle High," by Principal Art DuLong;
• Carlisle's 2005 Annual Report, available free of charge at Town Hall.
The two "report cards" were published in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), signed into law in January 2002.
All students in the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Class of 2005 and 2006 earned passing grades on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam, a requirement for graduation.
The 2005 results for tenth grade show the percentage of CCHS students who achieved "proficient/advance performance" was 92% in English Language Arts (ELA) and 89% in math. The state-wide figures were 64% in ELA and 61% in math. In 2004 scores were similar: CCHS tenth graders earned 93% in ELA and 87% in math, with state figures at 62% ELA and 57% math.
Advanced Placement exams: Many CCHS students choose to take Advanced Placement exams in the subjects of art, English, foreign languages, math, science and social studies. For the years 2003 - 2005, CCHS students sat for a total of 605 exams, and 70.6% achieved the top ratings of 4 or 5.
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