The Rhode Island Department of Education decided to abandon PARCC for Massachusetts hybrid MCAS-PARCC Assessment and the SAT.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Friday that the language in the Common Core ballot initiative is unconstitutional.
Fordham Institute’s report on PARCC v. MCAS reads more like propaganda and lacks the basic elements of objective research.
Playing the Grinch on Christmas week the U.S. Department of Education warned that Massachusetts could lose some Title 1 funding for using two assessments this spring.
Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester announced that he is recommending Massachusetts use a “Next Generation MCAS” a MCAS-PARCC hybrid.
Pioneer Institute: Updating MCAS would result in lower costs and more rigorous assessments that would provide better information about student performance.
PARCC has been plugged as being able to gauge readiness better than Massachusetts current assessment – MCAS. A new study shows that is not the case.
The Boston Herald’s editorial board calls on the state of Massachusetts on Monday to keep the MCAS in lieu of adopting PARCC as the state’s assessment.
The release of 2015 MCAS results together with preliminary 2015 PARCC testing results provides little new information to help Massachusetts choose.
Pioneer Institute calls on Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Chester to recuse himself from the MCAS/PARCC decision process.