Results from the 2013 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System testing last spring show Swampscott students scored above the state average in the three categories: English, mathematics and science and technology.
They topped the state average in the percentage of students who scored in the advanced and proficient categories; and they tested below the percentage of students who scored in the needs improvement and warning/failing categories.
This trend was in line with the district's results in 2011 and 2012, Assistant Superintendent Pam Angelakis told School Committee members on Tuesday night.
The assistant superintendent said the district's students performed well on the testing.
Swampscott's placement as a Level 2 designated district — 1 being the highest performing and 5 the lowest performing‚ was also consistent with recent years.
A district's desgination is determined by its lowest level designation at a particular school.
Last year, the district was a Level 2 district because Stanley School was listed as a Level 2 school. This year Clarke School was designated a Level 2 school.
The difference between a 1 and 2 designation can be subject to vagaries such as the sample size of test takers.
In English, Swampscott students tested 24 percent advanced, 58 percent proficient, 15 percent needs improvement and 2 percent warning/failing. Statewide, students tested 19, 50, 23 and 8 percent, in those same categories.
In mathematics, Swampscott students tested 33 percent advanced, 41 percent proficient, 21 percent needs improvement and 6 percent warning/failing. Statewide, students tested 28, 33, 25 and 14 percent, in those same categories.
Science and Technology
In science and technology, Swampscott students tested 19 percent advanced, 44 percent proficient, 32 percent needs improvement and 4 percent warning/failing. Statewide, students tested 16, 37, 35 and 12 percent, in those same categories.
For a neat breakdown of how each class performed in each subject at each school visit Boston.com