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 District rankings: Overall | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 10th    Improving, declining districts
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Improving and declining districts


Here are the schools whose 10th grade scores improved or declined the most from 2003 to 2004. Results for both years include scores of many limited-English students who previously were exempted from testing, but began taking MCAS in 2003 to comply with changes mandated by state and federal law. Some severely disabled students took a portfolio-based alternate assessment. Source: Boston Globe, from Mass. Department of Education data.

Most improved

These districts improved at least 5 percentage points in their MCAS passing rates for both grade 10 English and math, compared with the previous year.

District English
Passing %
Math
Passing %
2004 2003 2004 2003
South Shore Charter, Hull 100 84 100 63
Winchendon 90 79 86 66
West Springfield 90 80 91 73
Westport 89 79 81 69
Revere 89 80 81 68
Health Careers Academy Charter, Boston 97 89 79 62
Montachusett Vocational, Fitchburg 90 83 78 72
Webster 92 85 78 73
Assabet Valley Vocational, Marlborough 87 81 75 61
Fairhaven 95 89 93 75
Harwich 99 93 97 81
Malden 84 78 78 69
Nashoba Valley Vocational, Westford 86 80 84 70
Pathfinder Vocational, Palmer 89 83 84 72
Springfield 72 66 61 47
Adams-Cheshire Regional 93 88 90 79
Boston 75 70 73 64
City On A Hill Charter, Boston 95 90 79 67
Gloucester 93 88 83 75
Southbridge 84 79 77 65
Southern Berkshire Regional, Sheffield 96 91 88 77
Whittier Vocational, Haverhill 86 81 80 51


Biggest declines

These districts declined at least 3 percentage points in their MCAS passing rates for both grade 10 English and math, compared with the previous year.

District English
Passing %
Math
Passing %
2004 2003 2004 2003
North Brookfield 82 98 85 96
Somerville 76 87 76 80
Lenox 93 98 92 98
Sturgis Charter, Hyannis 96 100 91 98
Hatfield 93 100 97 100
Sabis International Charter, Springfield 93 98 87 91
Mansfield 93 98 91 94
Somerset 93 96 83 88
Littleton 97 100 91 94
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