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Holyoke

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57 Suffolk St
Holyoke, MA 01040
Hampden County
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PH: (413) 534-2005
FAX: (413) 534-2297

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 5877 students
  • 12 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 13% (2013)
 20% (2012)
 21% (2011)
 25% (2010)
 21% (2009)
 16% (2008)
 21% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 28% (2013)
 20% (2012)
 32% (2011)
 25% (2010)
 19% (2009)
 20% (2008)
 15% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 17% (2013)
 20% (2012)
 18% (2011)
 15% (2010)
 16% (2009)
 12% (2008)
 19% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 20% (2013)
 18% (2012)
 16% (2011)
 15% (2010)
 14% (2009)
 13% (2008)
 17% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 13% (2013)
 18% (2012)
 12% (2011)
 17% (2010)
 12% (2009)
 16% (2008)
 20% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 24% (2013)
 25% (2012)
 26% (2011)
 23% (2010)
 18% (2009)
 21% (2008)
 23% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 27% (2013)
 21% (2012)
 20% (2011)
 16% (2010)
 13% (2009)
 15% (2008)
 14% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 29% (2013)
 23% (2012)
 27% (2011)
 28% (2010)
 25% (2009)
 29% (2008)
 28% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 29% (2013)
 28% (2012)
 24% (2011)
 27% (2010)
 23% (2009)
 19% (2008)
 20% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 37% (2013)
 36% (2012)
 38% (2011)
 32% (2010)
 28% (2009)
 31% (2008)
 33% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 19% (2013)
 21% (2012)
 18% (2011)
 20% (2010)
 14% (2009)
 11% (2008)
 19% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 10% (2013)
 7% (2012)
 6% (2011)
 7% (2010)
 8% (2009)
 7% (2008)
 5% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 40% (2013)
 47% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 44% (2010)
 45% (2009)
 42% (2008)
 38% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 32% (2013)
 23% (2012)
 24% (2011)
 19% (2010)
 14% (2009)
 22% (2008)
 13% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 32% (2013)
 20% (2012)
 26% (2011)
 20% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 73% (2013)
 63% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 53% (2010)
 52% (2009)
 43% (2008)
 41% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 53% (2013)
 47% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 53% (2010)
 42% (2009)
 38% (2008)
 41% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students13%
Female19%
Male8%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I13%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners4%

MathThis District
All Students28%
Female29%
Male26%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners19%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students17%
Female18%
Male17%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners4%

MathThis District
All Students20%
Female16%
Male26%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners6%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students13%
Female9%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Title I13%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners1%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students24%
Female26%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners5%

MathThis District
All Students27%
Female25%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners8%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students29%
Female28%
Male29%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners8%

MathThis District
All Students29%
Female29%
Male29%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners10%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners9%

MathThis District
All Students19%
Female20%
Male19%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners1%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students10%
Female7%
Male13%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Title I11%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners1%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students40%
Female46%
Male37%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners3%

MathThis District
All Students32%
Female29%
Male33%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners10%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students32%
Female25%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners2%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students73%
Female77%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners25%

MathThis District
All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners7%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS STE Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Biology
 2% (2013)
 29% (2012)
 20% (2011)
 22% (2010)
 15% (2009)
 12% (2008)
 16% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
Data not available for this district (2013)
 6% (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
 28% (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

Chemistry
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
 14% (2010)
 8% (2009)
 17% (2008)
 0% (2007)
The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

Tech/Engineering
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
 0% (2010)
 2% (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 MCAS STE Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient


BiologyThis District
All Students2%
Female0%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners0%

Introductory PhysicsThis District
Subgroup results not available

ChemistryThis District
Subgroup results not available

Tech/EngineeringThis District
Subgroup results not available
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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