Study: MCAS Tutoring Sessions Empty Despite Low Passing Rate

03/26/2002 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A survey of four large high schools finds 54% of students aren't attending extra-help programs designed to boost scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test. Some educators are solving the attendance problem by giving tutoring sessions during the school day. The report follows a proposal by education officials to beef up MCAS tutoring for students in danger of not passing the exam before graduation.

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