The results of the spring 2013 MCAS are in, with most students in the district scoring better than others in the state.
Overall the percentage of Sharon Public School students who scored proficient or higher in English a perfect 100 percent, an improvement from last year where only one percent of students needed improvement. The percentage of Sharon students who scored proficient or higher in math in 2013 was 98 percent, up two percent from last year.
The majority of Sharon High School 10th grade students placed in the advanced category. Overall, 77 percent placed in the category for English, compared to the state’s 45 percent. In mathematics, 82 percent scored advanced against the state’s 55 percent. In science and technology, 57 percent of the district scored in the advanced category with the state coming in at 26 percent.
Sharon Middle School students did not do as well as those at the high school level but the majority of students did perform at the advance or proficient level. In most cases, they still outscored others in the state. Thirty seven percent of 7th grade students placed in the advanced category for English against the state’s 12 percent. Forty one percent of the district’s 7th grade students placed in proficient with the state coming in at 59 percent. In mathematics, 37 percent of Sharon 7th graders fell into the advanced category compared to the state’s 19 percent. Forty one percent of 7th graders in Sharon scored proficient against the state’s 33 percent.
Eighth grade English scores found 38 percent of students in the district placing in the advanced category and 52 percent in proficient. The state scored 20 percent and 58 percent, respectively. In mathematics, the district beat the state average of 35 percent with 39 percent, while 38 percent of Sharon eighth graders scored proficient against the state’s 32 percent. In science and technology 10 percent of district students scored in advance while 48 percent were deemed proficient. The state scored 4 percent and 35 percent respectively.