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Charter students outperform peers on MCAS

Most charter school students in suburban Boston performed better on last spring’s MCAS tests compared with students in other, traditional schools in their hometowns, but some are struggling in math, according to the latest batch of test scores.

The Globe reviewed seventh-, eighth-, and 10th-grade MCAS proficiency rates in English and math from 20 charter schools in cities and towns across Greater Boston. Most charter schools did better overall than the community in which they are based.

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