Hanlan, James P.
Massachusetts State Senator Robert Antonioni
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.
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