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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Newton high school MCAS scores improve

NEWTON

MCAS scores for 10th graders at both Newton high schools have improved, state figures released today show.

At Newton North, 88 percent of students who took the 2006 test had scores of either "advanced" or "proficient" on the English language arts portion of the test, while 87 percent scored as "advanced" or "proficient" in the mathematics portion. In 2005, the percentages of students with those scores were 87 in English and 84 in math.

At Newton South, 88 percent of students scored as "advanced" or "proficient" on the mathematics portion of the 2006 test, up slightly from 87 percent in 2005. The percentage of students who scored as "advanced" or "proficient" in English remained the same at 88 percent.

Boston.com and the Globe are providing more information on the latest MCAS scores, including full school-by-school and district-by-district results.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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