74% of Chicago schools improve on state tests

08/5/2004 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago schools posted solid gains this year on state tests, particularly for third- and fifth-graders in math and writing. At one elementary school, third-graders' passing scores soared from 19% to 63% in reading and 18% to 77% in math, results that were duplicated even after students took retests following concerns students may have initially cheated.

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