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Half of the Massachusetts state public schools have failed to make adequate progress toward meeting federal “No Child Left Behind” standards for at least two years in a row. State education officials released preliminary data Friday September 19, 2008 showing that 50 percent (828 schools) have been identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring under the federal accountability system, based on student performance on the 2008 MCAS English and math exams. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester said he does not take the figures lightly, but does not consider the schools failures. Many have made academic progress, but not enough
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Unformatted text preview: to meet rising annual performance targets in English and Math, Chester said. Under the No Child Left Behind regulations, all districts and schools are required to report their progress toward helping all students reach grade-level proficiency by 2014. Schools can face increasingly severe consequences for failing to make adequate progress, from being required to give parents a choice to send their children to a different school to being put under state oversight. They must meet state improvement goals for two straight years in order to be removed from the list of those needing improvement....
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