3rd grade ELA MCAS Next Generation

Students scoring proficient or higher on 3rd grade English language arts MCAS

Definition: Percent of all students in grade 3 scoring “meeting” or “exceeding” on the English Language Arts Next Generation MCAS.   

This indicator is included in the Readiness & Early Learning section of the Condition of Education in the Commonwealth Data Report. Quality early learning experiences create a strong foundation for future success and are linked to improved academic performance. Critical factors include ensuring access to high-quality early education and care, assessing school readiness, and providing full-day kindergarten to ensure all children are on track to be proficient readers by third grade.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Next Generation MCAS Achievement Results Grade 3

*While comparing indicators, please keep in mind that different data sources use different definitions of student subgroups.