Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Another round in the PARCC/Chester battle

As we head into the final PARCC hearing (starts at 4 at Springfield Technical College, Building 2, 7th floor), we've got another round in ongoing back-and-forth over Commissioner Chester's position as head of the PARCC Board. The Pioneer Institute--which you'll remember is about as big a cheerleader as the MCAS has--has issued a call for him to recuse himself from the decision over which test will be used. In response, this tweet just came out from DESE:

From a purely practical point of view, I don't know how you'd do this: assumedly, DESE will make a recommendation to the Board (or the Board will seek one). If it doesn't come from Chester, it will come from someone who works for him, so...

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