Thursday, May 20, 2010

Massachusetts scrapping the MCAS?

The Globe via an internal DESE memo has the story this morning: it seems that Massachusetts may in fact be signing up for the national standards--and the accompanying national test--after all. They'd scrap the MCAS to do that, but, other than potentially being cheaper, I can't see that this would improve things. In fact, it would remove the question of "what's on the test" even farther away from schools.
And why would Massachusetts be doing it? There's that little matter of $250 million out there...
('though Commissioner Chester is giving mixed signals on that, too)

1 comment:

Cionaodh said...

VT wants to partake of the Kool-Aid, too: