PARCC in Massachusetts

One teacher's attempt to connect with other educators across Massachusetts and beyond and provide relevant, up-to-date, and sometime helpful information on next generation assessments, common core state standards implementation, and college and career ready initiatives

PARCC and MCAS Early Decision Update: July 2, 2014- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

“As of the June 30, 2014, early deadline, a total of 297 districts have made a binding selection, with 176 districts (or 59%) choosing to administer PARCC in spring 2015, … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

6-25-14 PARCC MA Legislative Update

“In 2010, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to adopt the new Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, which incorporate the Common Core State Standards where they meet or exceed the … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

PARCC vs. MCAS? Decisions are coming in!

Thank you to Mike for Schools for collating the current list of districts choosing PARCC: For the rest of the post head to his blog: http://mikeforschools.blogspot.fr/2014/06/parcc-vs-mcas.html?m=1

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

FAQ on PARCC or MCAS decision

Here is a FAQ that covers some of the big questions regarding this decision!  Hope they help! Q. What is the timeline for decision-making, and what choice can I register … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

PARCC or MCAS?

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education hosted a conversation to help provide guidance to districts on the choice to use PARCC or MCAS for the 2014-2015 school year.  The presentation … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Message from the MTA on the PARCC Trial

Originally posted on Massachusetts PARCC Trial:
The Massachusetts Teachers Association will be working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Burlington Public Schools, and…

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Commissioner Chester on the PARCC Field Test

Originally posted on Massachusetts PARCC Trial:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester recently posted a video discussing the upcoming PARCC Field Test. The Massachusetts DESE has…

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who is participating in PARCC Field Test and more communication tools

Press Release The Department of Education released a formal announcement on the PARCC field tests this Spring, and the finalized list of schools participating. The entire release is below, but … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Online Assessment Samples, Tutorial, and Communicating about the Field Tests

For those interested in seeing the look and feel of the upcoming PARCC assessments, it is now up for public perusal. Sample Items The released items located at http://www.parcconline.org that were … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

PARCC Presentations at BPS and ATMIM

With the Commissioner Chester’s outline of how Massachusetts will determine if PARCC will replace MCAS in the coming years (see previous post on transition plan), there has been renewed interest … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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