Research Bureau sees progress in Worcester schools

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WORCESTER —  The Research Bureau, a nonprofit research organization based in Worcester, has released its annual Benchmarking Public Education report on public education in the city and found that while scores are low, there are signs things are improving.

The report found that 82 percent of the city’s 44 schools did not meet state targets for English and math proficiency set under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. However, the state recognized eight Worcester schools for their progress, and the report found that the percentage of Worcester students storing at or above proficient (grade level) on the state’s standardized math and English tests increased between 2006 and 2010.

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