Grade Four

English Language Arts

The following table represents the percent correct for the district by question types on English Language Arts MCAS from 2011-2014:

2011 2012 2013 2014
All Items 71% 72% 72% 74%
Multiple Choice 85% 85% 86% 88%
Open Response 50% 51% 48% 53%
Writing Prompt 62% 64% 65% 67%

Beginning with the 2013 MCAS administration, the revised 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in English Language Arts and Math were assessed.

The following table represents the percent correct for the district by topics on the English Language Arts MCAS for 2013 and 2014:

Strand 2013 2014
Language Anchor Standards 87% 90%
-Conventions of Standard English 78% 86%
-Knowledge of Language 90% NA
-Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 88% 92%
Reading Anchor Standards 71% 75%
-Craft and Structure 87% 85%
-Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 79% 90%
-Key Ideas and Details 68% 71%
Writing Anchor Standards 65% 67%
-Production and Distribution of Writing 80% 81%
-Text Types and Purposes 55% 57%

Mathematics

The following table represents the percent correct for the district by question types on the Mathematics MCAS from 2011-2014:

2011 2012 2013 2014
All Items 74% 73% 74% 77%
Multiple Choice 78% 74% 83% 84%
Open Response 66% 67% 54% 64%
Short Answer 75% 78% 77% 78%

The following table represents the percent correct for the district by topics on the Mathematics MCAS for 2013 and 2014:

Strand 2013 2014
Geometry 70% 78%
Measurement and Data 61% 73%
Number and Operations in Base Ten 83% 86%
Number and Operations-Fractions 89% 68%
Operations and Algebraic Thinking 68% 81%