Tag: Massachusetts State Board of Education

Massachusetts Charts a Course towards High-Quality Student Assessments

The decision by Massachusetts education officials to develop a hybrid student assessment that will incorporate elements of both PARCC and MCAS was made under pressure from Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, who wanted to effectively keep PARCC under a new name, the Lowell Sun editorial alleges. “Chester…threw two carrots Lowell’s way to sweeten the pot,” the...

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PARCC and Massachusetts Are Moving Forward

On November 17, 2015, Karen Nussle, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, issued the following memo on Massachusetts State Board of Education decision on the state’s academic assessment. Today, the Massachusetts State Board of Education voted to move forward with a compromise that will establish a next-generation, hybrid assessment as a way to update the state’s...

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