Charlotte-Mecklenburg wasn't the only district celebrating test-score gains this week.
Gaston County school officials also reported preliminary results of elementary and middle-school exams.
Unlike CMS, they haven't yet reported high-school scores, and they didn't break out how much of their boost came from retesting. But like CMS, they saw big gains across the board:
Click here to read Gaston County Schools' summary of results.
Click here to see reading scores for all elementary and middle schools (Note: 2009 scores include results from students who passed on their second try, while 2008 results do not).
Click here to see math scores for all elementary and middle schools.
Click here to see science scores for fifth- and eighth-graders at all elementary and middle schools.
Click here to see how test scores break out by grade level.
- Ann Doss Helms