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Online exam that could replace MCAS gets trial run

Schools test out proposed successor of long-used system

REVERE — Not a single groan. Just silence.

The 33 seventh-graders at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School were embarking on a grand experiment — taking a new state math assessment being conducted for the first time online. Then the dreaded “error message” swept across nearly all their computer screens.

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