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Charter schools in Boston score higher on key tests

Other schools have better 4-year graduation rates

Boston charter schools outperform other public schools on three popular barometers of student achievement — the MCAS, the SAT, and the Advanced Placement exams — but tend to have lower four-year graduation rates, accord­ing to a study being released Wednesday.

The biggest bounce in achievement ­occurred on the SAT. On average, charter school students scored 100 points higher than their peers in other public schools, according to the study, which was prepared by the School ­Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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