Next year's MCAS results for grades 5, 6 and 7 at our middle school -- without a doubt -- will not be accurate.
Each year, one of the most important pieces of data that comes out of MCAS testing is the "percentage of growth'' of each student.
As ultimately we will be moving toward the PARCC test instead of MCAS anyway, I truly do not think this data is as important as it once was.
On 30 June, a CH-53E Super Stallion of Marine Aircraft Group 29 suffered Class A damage and some aircrew injuries were reported when the nose landing gear collapsed while taxiing at MCAS New River, N.
An AV-8B Harrier II of Marine Attack Squadron 513 was destroyed but the pilot survived following a crash on short final at MCAS Yuma, Ariz.
Nonetheless, Revere accepted the MCAS early on and teachers like Ciccarello told students that the test was here to stay.
Since then, Reveres attitude has shifted from grudging acceptance to a full endorsement of the MCAS and the standards-based movement.
In fact, as the MCAS becomes a fixture in the state's educational agenda, a paradox has emerged: The schools most likely to do poorly on the MCAS have also been most likely to embrace it, while those districts whose scores are already quite high are fighting hardest to get rid of it.
Students first take the MCAS exams in 10th grade and can keep retaking them until they pass, even after the end of their four years of high school.
Ware High School, for instance, had a graduating class of 57 students this year and, according to the state, an MCAS pass rate of 91 percent.
Environmental Quality, nonindustrial installation runner-up: MCAS Beaufort, S.
Pollution Prevention, nonindustrial installation winner: MCAS Camp Pendleton, Calif.