Friday, June 27, 2014

PARCC/ MCAS update from the Commissioner

For those tracking such things, the following is part of the weekly update from Commissioner Chester:
Update on PARCC – MCAS Choice for 2015:
As of June 27, a total of 253 districts or charter schools with students in grades 3-8 have made a decision on which assessment they will administer in spring 2015, with 145 districts or 57 percent choosing PARCC and 108 districts or 43 percent choosing MCAS. For a FAQ on the PARCC-MCAS choice, go to
The Board also voted to extend the use of MCAS as a graduation requirement to the class of 2019.

UPDATE: Also, DESE will release a list of which districts are doing what after the June 30 deadline.

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