By ELISABETH HARRISON
PROVIDENCE, RI – Students across Rhode Island begin taking the New England Common Assessment Program, or NECAP, exam today in English Math and Writing. The annual test has become one of the most important measures for public schools, and Scituate High School students have made double digit gains over the last four years. In 2010, 93 percent of Scituate 11th graders were proficient in English, and 48 percent were proficient in Math, an increase of 78 percent over 2007. Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with Scituate science teacher, and 2011 Teacher of the Year, Shannon Donovan to find out how the school achieved the improvement.
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