Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.


Since the implementation of the exam, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) has been a center of controversy. Vocational schools in particular have a large percentage of students failing the exam. Additionally, passing the tenth grade exam is now a graduation requirement. This report examines many factors in an attempt to uncover reasons as to why vocational students are failing at higher rates than students in comprehensive schools, and to suggest both ways to improve scores and areas or factors that require further study.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts