Today, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its annual statewide school and district accountability results under a new system that judges schools and districts based whether they are meeting targets, partially meeting targets, in need of focused/targeted support or requiring broad and comprehensive support.

In Boston, 52 schools are meeting or partially meeting targets while 42 need focused/targeted support and nine require comprehensive support.

Overall, BPS is rated as “partially meeting targets” as a district — an improvement over its designation as an underperforming Level 4 district under the previous system.

Meanwhile, 50 percent of students across Massachusetts met or exceeded expectations in grades 3 to 8 in English and math.

Read the full article on the Boston Herald website.