Mrs. Mullaney suggesting that students be given the opportunity to take the PLAN test (prep for ACT test), as they are now given the chance to take the PSAT.
Gather data on how kids do on one or the other; similarity of ACT to MCAS mentioned.
referred to Admin
Mayor expresses concern about costs that might need to be absorbed by School Department.
The Superintendent rises to address that (sort of...) ...mention of parents paying for it
Mayor concerned that "we are doing a lot of testing in our system...if we eliminated some of that, maybe we'd have more time to teach"
Mullaney: not going to be imposed on anyone