Some Charlotte-Mecklenburg students participated in the nonprofit educational academy S.T.A.R.S.' End of Grade Boot Camp program where they received 50 hours of one-on-one tutoring in test taking and focus on math, science and English.
The training is designed to improve students' scores on the End of Grade tests. For the 2008-2009 school year, 63 percent of CMS students were proficient on their EOGs. After retests, 71 percent were proficient.