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Mass. Teachers Union: We’ll Back Students Who Opt Out Of Assessment Tests

The state’s largest teachers union says students should be able to opt out of high-stakes assessment tests.


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State Education Board Holding Hearings On MCAS, PARCC Tests

The state board of education is launching a series of public forums this week.


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Take The PARCC Practice Test

tarting next week, more than half of all elementary and middle school students in Massachusetts will begin taking the new PARCC test.


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Gov. Baker Seeking Public’s Input On 2 Standardized Tests

Gov. Charlie Baker wants to hear from the public about which of two statewide student assessment tests Massachusetts should adopt.


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88 Percent Pass High School MCAS But Racial Achievement Gap Remains

Nearly nine in 10 Massachusetts high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year.


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Boston May Swap MCAS For PARCC In Most Schools

The school committee will consider a proposal Wednesday night to replace MCAS for grades 3-8 with the PARCC exams.


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Framingham Students Lose Hour Of Testing Time After MCAS Start Error

An administrative error left students at a Framingham elementary school with less time to complete their state-mandated MCAS English exam.


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MCAS Results Improve, But Many Grads Unprepared

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.


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Tuesday MCAS Exam Postponed Due To Forecast Snow Storm

Tuesday’s scheduled MCAS English Language Composition Test has been postponed due to the snow storm in the forecast.


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10th Grade MCAS Scores Hit All-Time High

Massachusetts education officials say the state’s 10th-graders have performed better than ever on the MCAS exam.