The state’s largest teachers union says students should be able to opt out of high-stakes assessment tests.
The state board of education is launching a series of public forums this week.
tarting next week, more than half of all elementary and middle school students in Massachusetts will begin taking the new PARCC test.
Gov. Charlie Baker wants to hear from the public about which of two statewide student assessment tests Massachusetts should adopt.
Nearly nine in 10 Massachusetts high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year.
The school committee will consider a proposal Wednesday night to replace MCAS for grades 3-8 with the PARCC exams.
An administrative error left students at a Framingham elementary school with less time to complete their state-mandated MCAS English exam.
Massachusetts education officials say while scores on standardized MCAS tests continue to improve, many of the state’s high school graduates are not fully prepared for college level coursework.
Tuesday’s scheduled MCAS English Language Composition Test has been postponed due to the snow storm in the forecast.
Massachusetts education officials say the state’s 10th-graders have performed better than ever on the MCAS exam.