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ERIC Number: ED508415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Spring 2007 MCAS High School Science and Technology/Engineering Tests: Summary of State Results
Massachusetts Department of Education
In spring 2007, four Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) operational tests were introduced at the high school level (grades 9 and 10): Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, and Technology/Engineering. Over 100,000 Massachusetts public high school students in grades 9 and 10 participated in the MCAS STE tests. State-level results for these four tests are provided in this report. In total, 101,809 high school students in grades 9 and 10 statewide participated in the MCAS high school STE tests: 38,741 (38%) students were in grade 9 and 63,068 (62%) were in grade 10. The aggregate passing rate for the tests was 81% for the grade 9 students and 69% for the grade 10 students. The overall percent of students scoring "Proficient" and higher for all the MCAS STE tests was 53% for the grade 9 students and 35% for the grade 10 students. The percent of grade 9 students scoring "Proficient" and higher on the 2007 STE tests ranged from 21 percent in Chemistry to 58 percent in Biology. Among grade 10 students, the range is from 25 percent in Technology/Engineering to 46 percent in Introductory Physics. The percent of students in grades 9 and 10 who received a "Failing" performance level in the 2007 STE tests ranged from 22 percent in Introductory Physics to 39 percent in Chemistry. (Contains 26 tables.)
Massachusetts Department of Education. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System