The results are in for the students of New Bedford Public Schools.

Supt. Pia Durkin presented the district's end-of-year testing data during Monday night's School Committee meeting, which is compared to test results gathered in the beginning of the year.

The data from district wide Galileo and DIBELS testing show mostly improvements across the board in elementary schools, but some faltering in middle school ELA and math.

Durkin says the next step is to make sure that progress at the early stages doesn't go to waste as students move on.

"We clearly need to have some dramatic changes in grades 6, 7, and 8 simply because the gains we're making at the elementary level, we want to sustain them." Durkin said during her presentation.

The district incorporated the new Reading Street literature program in elementary school and also aligned math curriculums, which has lead to a strong increase in proficiency.

Middle school literacy scores were low, but they are expected to rise next year with additional new materials and resources.

Districtwide BOY-EOY Galileo Math Data

Grade LevelPretest % ProficientPosttest % ProficientChange
261% (723 students)65% (801 students)+4
360% (670 students)77% (876 students)+17
434% (346 students)48% (512 students)+14
545% (424 students)61% (592 students)+16
645% (367 students)59% (500 students)+14
724% (189 students)35% (291 students)+11
828% (208 students)28% (214 students)0

Districtwide BOY-EOY Galileo ELA Data

Grade LevelPretest % ProficientPosttest % ProficientChange
243% (512 students)57% (705 students)+14
343% (475 students)52% (597 students)+9
431% (316 students)39% (408 students)+8
547% (445 students)53% (521 students)+6
651% (402 students)42% (341 students)-9
751% (388 students)28% (223 students)-23
858% (436 students)48% (354 students)-10

Districtwide DIBELS Data

Grade LevelBOY 14-15 % ProficientEOY 14-15 % Proficient
Kindergarten 52%82%
162%72%
273%80%