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Governor:Deval Patrick
Commissioner of Education:Mitchell D. Chester
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:954,648
Number of school districts:392
Number of public schools:1,829
Number of public school teachers:68,754
Unadjusted education spending per student:$14,699
Percent minority students:32.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:34.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:17.5%
Percent of English-language learners:5.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:58.4%
8th grade math:54.6%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:47.5%
8th grade reading:48.2%

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States get the chance to buy only parts of the consortium's common-core-aligned tests, instead of the whole system, and can pick their own vendor.
November 17, 2015 - Education Week (Web)

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