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New poll shows strong public support for higher ed funding and changes to high-stakes testing

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As schools across Massachusetts prepare to administer the MCAS this spring, a new poll by Echo Cove Research shows strong public support for changing the high-stakes nature of this test, as recommended by the Thrive Act. Currently, Massachusetts is one of only eight states requiring high school students to pass a standardized test to receive their diploma, even though there is no proven correlation between a state having a graduation exam requirement and overall academic performance.

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