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Ashland School District

GreatSchools Rating: 8 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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87 West Union St
Ashland, MA 01721
Middlesex County
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PH: (508) 881-0150
FAX: (508) 881-0161

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 2583 students
  • 5 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 66% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 57% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 63% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 59% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 57% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 63% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 46% (2008)
 58% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 51% (2013)
 62% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 48% (2010)
 50% (2009)
 46% (2008)
 49% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 56% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 52% (2009)
 63% (2008)
 54% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 75% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 72% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 69% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 66% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 54% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 80% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 74% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 76% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 75% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 74% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 85% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 88% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 69% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 59% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 57% (2008)
 60% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 40% (2013)
 50% (2012)
 47% (2011)
 46% (2010)
 39% (2009)
 48% (2008)
 24% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 91% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 68% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 61% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 53% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 87% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 99% (2013)
 98% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 92% (2008)
 89% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 95% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 96% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 90% (2008)
 88% (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 Students66%
Female74%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners10%

MathThis District
All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners20%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students57%
Female70%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities11%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities11%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students56%
Female52%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I8%
Students with disabilities23%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities32%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I8%
Students with disabilities33%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students80%
Female88%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%

MathThis District
All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities30%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities38%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities12%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students40%
Female37%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities10%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students91%
Female95%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%

MathThis District
All Students68%
Female72%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities24%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities93%

MathThis District
All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities71%
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
 89% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 65% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (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)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
 100% (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)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (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 Students89%
Female87%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%

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

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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