The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2013 school and district MCAS results.
48 schools statewide were commended for their high achievement, high progress, and narrowing proficiency gaps.
Overall, the majority of schools held their performance or improved since last year in English language arts, mathematics, and science and technology/engineering.
A total of 500 schools statewide were classified as Level 1 for meeting all of their performance benchmarks.
That includes gap narrowing goals.