New classifications do not change the MCAS numbers which show Marlborough schools behind the state averages.
Massachusetts’ waiver of certain No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements has changed the way schools are evaluated. The NCLB goal of 100 percent proficiency has been replaced with a new goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half by 2017.
These new measures do away with the Adequate Yearly Progress measures and breaks things down to a scale of 1 to 5 for schools, with 1 indicating the highest performing schools and 5 indicating schools at the lowest possible levels.
Marlborough's scores have been tallied for all the grades in the district. The schools have also been rated. All schools received a 2 except for Marlborough High School which was given a 3.
This indicates that Marlborough High School is "among the lowest 20 percent relative to other schools in their grade span statewide" according to the standards listed on the state website.