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 six schools — Bell, Coffin, Glover and the Middle School — received a Level 1 designation, with Village and the High School 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."Patch will post a breakdown of the Marblehead results on Wednesday.