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Friday, December 11, 2009

Carlisle School students perform well on 2009 MCAS

At the November 18 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting Superintendent Marie Doyle noted Carlisle has done “exceptionally well” on the MCAS tests. “We are a very high performing district. The goal is to challenge students to do their best.”

New this year, she explained, is a system developed by the Department of Education to track students’ growth on MCAS tests. The Student Growth Potential (SGP) tracks growth by comparing students’ scores to other students who score similarly on tests. The medium range for Massachusetts is 50. Carlisle students show SGP scores between 60 to 73 on all tests that were included in the calculations except for fifth-grade math (50) and fifth-grade English (55). Doyle said more information about the new SGP scores would be given to the committee. ∆

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