This past spring, Danvers students turned in higher average scores on the MCAS than the year before, and across each of the three subject areas tested.
Results on the spring exams were recently released by the state, and at first glance, Danvers students improved their overall English Language Arts scores 2 points to 76 percent proficient or higher, math scores were also up 2 points to 63 percent and science/technology and engineering scores were up 4 points to 56 percent.
Those figures are all above state averages between 2 and 7 percentage points. The state average for ELA is now 69 percent, math is 61 percent and science is 53 percent.
Except for science/technology and engineering being 2 points below state average in the Needs Improvement category, Danvers students otherwise scored above average for Needs Improvement or Warning/Failing.
Across the state, the average for ELA scores held steady, while math increased by 2 points and science/technology dipped 1 point from last year's scores. Students are tested on the MCAS between grades 3 and 10.
More detailed reporting on this year's MCAS scores to come.