The East Greenwich School District continues to shine on standardized testing, as evidenced by last fallâ€™s New England Common Assessment Program results for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11.
At all six of the townâ€™s schools, measures of student proficiency in reading, mathematics and writing (grades 5, 8 and 11) topped state averages for proficiency by healthy margins, state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist reported in figures released last Friday.
Overall, 56 percent of the stateâ€™s students scored â€śproficientâ€ť or â€śproficient with distinctionâ€ť in mathematics, up one point from 2010, with a two-point increase in reading scores to 73. Middle schools saw the largest improvement, with 60 percent math proficiency (up three points) and 74 percent math proficiency (up four). Elementary scores remained at 62 in math and 70 in reading. In high schools, reading remained at 77 points, while math slipped three points to 30. Students scored 55 percent proficiency in writing statewide.
For more on the story, read all about it in the Feb. 16 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.