1. Springfield schools superintendent lauds MCAS results, but says more work to be done

    Springfield schools superintendent lauds MCAS results, but says more work to be done

    Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick praised the results of the newly released MCAS scores for students in Springfield, which showed slight increases. But he said there is more work to be done as local scores -- among the trove of statewide data released Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education -- remain below state averages. Warwick said students' overall academic performance continues to improve. And, under a new state accountability system, Springfield schools were listed as "not requiring assistance or intervention."

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    1. We could not be prouder of our students, our educators and our families.
    2. The state's data aligns with how we feel our schools are performing.
    3. Our students have been on steady path of improvement, but this represents a new baseline for us.
    4. These gains represent the best improvements in the Commonwealth.
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