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Friday, November 29, 2002


Carlisle at top of state's MCAS list

On Tuesday the Boston Globe reported ratings released by the state for all Massachusetts school districts based on their English and math MCAS scores in the 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 academic years. Ratings for the Carlisle Public School were highest in the state for both math and English in 2001-02.

Schools were also measured on their improvement over time, and labeled as improved above target, on target, improved below target, no change, no rating, or declined. Carlisle was "on target" for both years. Where do you go from best?

A new federal law permits parents of children in under-performing school to transfer their children to another school within the district. Low-income parents of students in a school considered to be under-performing two years in a row will be able to apply for private tutoring paid for with federal funds.

Among regional schools, Concord-Carlisle scored highest in the state in math in 2001-02, and tied for second highest with Acton-Boxborough in English. Dover-Sherborn scored first in English.

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