2018 MCAS Results
Each year Banneker students in grades 3 - 6 take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test to determine their level of proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science. These results are used to determine the effectiveness of the Benjamin Banneker academic program. Our results for the last school year are below with comparison to the Cambridge and Boston school districts and the Massachusetts average..
English Language Arts (ELA)
In 2018 Banneker’s ELA results continued to be strong when compared to the Cambridge and Boston district results as well as the State average. We had particularly strong showing in our 6th grade who together were in the top 10 of ALL elementary school 6th grades in the State and were in the top 4% among Massachusetts elementary schools.
Our Math results were strong compared to the Cambridge and Boston District as well as the State average. This year we continued to enhance our use of data and differentiated personalized instruction to help our students achieve. Our 6th grade was particularly strong this year placing in the top 7% of all 6th grades in Massachusetts elementary schools.
Our science scores continue to be strong when compared to Cambridge and Boston overall results. Our students benefit from a comprehensive science curriculum that engages them in active learning from the earliest grades. Our program includes field trips to museums; work in a school garden; and many student projects.