The results of the spring 2013 MCAS are in, with most students in the district scoring better than others in the state.
Overall the percentage of Foxboro Public School students who scored proficient or higher in English was 94 percent, the same as last year. The percentage of Foxboro students who scored proficient or higher in math was in 2013 was 88 percent, up one percent from last year.
The majority of Foxboro High School 10th grade students placed in the advanced category for math and English. Overall, 53 percent placed in the category for English, compared to the state’s 45 percent. In mathematics, 66 percent scored as advanced against the state’s 55 percent. In science and technology, 42 percent of the district scored in the advanced category with the state coming in at 26 percent.
Ahern Middle School students did not do as well as those at the high school level with the majority of students performing at the proficient level is most categories. In most cases, they still outscored others in the state. Twenty one percent of 7th grade students placed in the advanced category for English against the state’s 12 percent. Sixty five percent of the district’s 7th grade students placed in proficient with the state coming in at 59 percent. In mathematics, 24 percent of Ahern School 7th graders fell into the advanced category compared to the state’s 19 percent. Forty two percent of 7th graders in Foxboro scored proficient against the state’s 33 percent.
Eighth grade English scores found 19 percent of students in the district placing in the advanced category and 67 percent in proficient. The state scored 20 percent and 58 percent, respectively. In mathematics, the district beat the state average of 22 percent with 39 percent, while 35 percent of Ahern eighth graders scored proficient against the state’s 32 percent. In science and technology four percent of district students scored in advance while 38 percent were deemed proficient. The state scored 4 percent and 35 percent respectively.