It’s do-or-die day on MCAS

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Science, technology retests

Today is “D” day for more than 4,000 members of the class of 2010 — approximately 375 of them in Central Massachusetts — to try to pass the MCAS science and technology exam to receive their high school diploma with classmates.

This year’s graduating class is the first to be required to pass an exam in either biology, chemistry, introductory physics or technology-engineering in addition to the math and English/language arts MCAS exams. Typically, retests of MCAS exams are given in February and November. Today’s retest is special.

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