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Mar 15, 12:00 AM

Stellar MCAS results lead to inquiry at school

When students at the Wilbur Elementary School in Somerset brought home their MCAS scores last fall, parents were thrilled. The math scores were off the charts, with an impressive 79 percent of fifth-graders scoring in the top category. But for some parents who had watched their children struggle all year with math assignments, the stellar results didn't add up. The year before, almost one in three fifth-graders had failed to reach proficiency. This time around, none failed to reach that mark.

Tags: accountability, achievement

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