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One Step Closer To Deciding Next Standardized Test For Massachusetts05:11
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Will Mass. choose to go with the MCAS, PARCC, or a hybrid test? (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)
Will Mass. choose to go with the MCAS, PARCC, or a hybrid test? (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)
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Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchel Chester has released his recommendation for a blended MCAS and PARCC test.

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Peter Balonon-Rosen, reporter for WBUR’s Learning Lab. He tweets @pbalonon_rosen.

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Radio Boston: MCAS And PARCC: The Future Of Testing In Massachusetts

  • "The future of school testing has long been a subject of passionate debate. It’s back in the news here in Massachusetts because of plans to ditch the MCAS, which students have been taking since 1998, in favor of the PARCC test."

WBUR: Education Commissioner Proposes Alternative To PARCC, MCAS Tests

  • "Wherever we go, whether we build on the development we’ve been a part of with PARCC or whether we go in a different direction, we need to be in control of the future of the assessment program in Massachusetts."

This segment aired on November 12, 2015.

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