“I feel it [graduation] should go off of grades, not MCAS scores. Kids do really good in class, but they just do really bad on tests. Tests aren’t everyone’s thing, so I feel like MCAS scores aren’t good for kids to even make it any further than a high school degree.” — Focus Group Report
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