BOSTON (CBS) – On Monday, lawmakers will look at a bill that would scrap the MCAS as a graduation requirement.
In its place, the bill calls for the development of “multiple pathways” for students to demonstrate they’ve met certain standards.READ MORE: Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers Shock Aaron Rodgers' Packers To Earn Spot In NFC Title Game
Supporters describe the plan as a “broader and democratically determined framework to measure school quality” along with “more authentic forms” of demonstrating student achievement.READ MORE: Man In 'Grave Condition' After South Shore Plaza Shooting In Braintree; No Arrests Made Yet
The bill has the support of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
It would create a grant program to let teachers, students, parents and school districts set goals for public schools, decide how to evaluate if those goals are being met and establish what resources are needed to do so.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Wilmington Identified; MBTA Says 'Human Error' Focus Of Investigation
A virtual public hearing on the bill is scheduled to be held at the State House Monday.