MARLBOROUGH – Roughly only 4 out of every 10 students at Marlborough High School met or exceeded the MCAS standard in 2021.
Across the Commonwealth, many school districts saw a drop in MCAS scores due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 MCAS were not administered.
The latest test results, released today, September 21, were administered in spring 2021.
At Marlborough High, only 41% of students met or exceeded the English language arts standard, a decrease of 6% from 2019 MCAS test results.
Students need to pass the MCAS to graduate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In math, just 40% of students met or exceeded the standard, the same percentage Marlborough High had in 2019.
Science scores in the Marlborough Public Schools were even lower than the high school.
In grade 8, only 26% of students met or exceeded the standard, down 7% from 2019.
In grade 5, 36% of Marlborough students met or exceeded the science standard, down 3% from 2019.
English and math MCAS scores in grades 3-8 were not much better.
Just 33% of Marlborough students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded the standard, down 9% since 2019.
For English language arts, just 21% of Marlborough students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded the standard, down 15% since 2019.