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Dever Elementary School

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Posted February 25, 2010

My duaghter has been going to this school for years..if shed ever left it in the middle of her elementary school years she'd die.Thats what makes it a perfect school for her.She is an exellent smart little girl who knows things that college students dont!Not everyhting but somethings.I definetly think that the Paul A Dever is the most exellent elemenary school in the world.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
25%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
18%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
16%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students16%
Female16%
Male15%
African American14%
Asian45%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I16%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners4%

Math

All Students38%
Female46%
Male29%
African American37%
Asian82%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners15%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students14%
Female14%
Male15%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I14%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners11%

Math

All Students29%
Female23%
Male35%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners36%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students13%
Female21%
Male8%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I13%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners5%

Math

All Students24%
Female20%
Male26%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners23%

Science

All Students1%
Female0%
Male3%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I1%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 16%
Black 27% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
White 3% 67%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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