BOSTON (CBS) – The results of last spring’s Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams were released Tuesday and the state said there are some improvements over last year.

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Overall, the number of students meeting expectations increased by one percent in both the Math and English exams for grades 3 through 8.

Larger gains were made in third grade English and sixth grade Math as both saw a 4-percent increase in the number of students meeting expectations.

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Tenth grade students took the next generation MCAS for the first time in English and Math in 2019.

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said 87-percent met the minimum score for graduation, which is the same as the old exam.

However, the bar to pass was lowered so students could adjust to the new test.

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Parents should receive their child’s scores in October.