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Friday, September 22, 2006

Immigrants and the MCAS

FRAMINGHAM

Several participants on the local chatboard “frambors” got into a debate about Globe West’s article on MCAS results last week.

The article quoted some educators saying that for students who aren’t native English speakers, keeping up with federal testing standards is particularly tough.

The e-discussion focused on the pros and cons of educating immigrant students in Framingham. One participant pointed out there is much more info on the state Department of Education website, which breaks down scores based on whether or not a student is proficient in the English language.

-–Lisa Kocian

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