Massachusetts officials say MCAS doesn't encourage dropouts

02/14/2003 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Massachusetts school officials said a dip in the state's dropout rate for juniors indicates that the MCAS test doesn't drive students to quit. Critics called the report was misleading, saying that some students held back in ninth grade because of failing scores quit before their junior year.

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