Saturday, March 7, 2015

MCAS/PARCC hearings coming

It's not posted yet, but as part of the Commissioner's Weekly update, Commissioner Chester shared Governor Baker's charge to new Board of Ed Chair Paul Sagan:
The governor also announced that he is asking Mr. Sagan and the Board to hold at least five public hearings around the state starting in June to solicit feedback on this spring's administration of the PARCC exam, which is happening in slightly more than half of the state's grades 3-8 districts. Gov. Baker has also directed Education Secretary James A. Peyser to convene an independent advisory group of researchers to help him analyze studies comparing MCAS and PARCC and to design and oversee any additional data collection needed. The Board is scheduled to vote on whether to adopt PARCC this fall.

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