According to the 2012 MCAS results released by state education officials Wednesday, Peabody students have made some marginal progress over last year's scores, primarily in science and technology.
On the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the exam, Peabody again meets the state average of 69 percent for proficient or higher scores, but still trails behind in math by the same margin, which is now 54 percent versus 59.
Science and technology/engineering scores, however, improved to 53 percent for proficient and higher, up from 50 percent overall last year, and now trail the state average by just 1 percent.
The percentage of students in need of improvement for that category has also decreased by 3 points, but is still above the state average, while students in the warning/failing column have remained the same, which is below the state average. In ELA and math, those columns either stayed the same or changed by a point or two.
If you're wondering how the Tanner City did in comparison to some of its North Shore neighbors this time around, here's a look:District Proficient or Higher Needs Improvement Warning/ Failing Students Included Peabody ELA 69 24 8 3,136 Peabody Math 54 31 16 3,137 Peabody Sci & Tech/Eng 53 36 11 1,365 Salem ELA 53 31 16 2,384 Salem Math 43 30 27 2,397 Salem Sci & Tech/Eng 37 42 21 962 Beverly ELA 72 22 6 2,249 Beverly Math 59 28 12 2,246 Beverly Sci & Tech/Eng 57 32 11 909
Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at the 2012 scores for Peabody.