State education officials will decide next fall if they will continue using the MCAS, or switch to the new standardized tests, PARCC, which is an online testing system.
This spring, more than half of the state’s school districts will be administrating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), while the other half will still be administrating the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS).
This upcoming fall, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will decide if they want to ditch MCAS for PARCC or not. Sorry, children, they way it’s looking now, MCAS is being “dumped” by Massachusetts for a newer and better testing system. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner, Mitchell Chester and Richard Freeland, claim that MCAS is leaving public school system graduates “unprepared for college.” Sorry, MCAS, teachers are totally #donewithyou4ever, and are getting a new bae, called PARCC, which makes students think more critically.
Good luck testing!