The recently released results are drawn from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests given to students in grades 3–10 in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering.
Students took the tests last spring. A Level 1 designation applies to the highest performers and a 5 to the lowest.
Four of five schools — Hadley, Stanley, the Middle School and High School — received a Level 1 designation, with Clarke receiving a 2.
The MCAS accountability page says that, in "general, a district is classified into the level of its lowest performing school, unless the district was independently classified into Level 4 or 5 as a result of action by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education."
Swampscott scored above the state average in advanced and proficient categories.The district's superintendent is scheuled to review the district's MCAS status at the School Committee's meeting tonight at 7 at the high school.
Patch will post a breakdown of the Swampscott results on Wednesday.