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The board of education in Massachusetts voted Tuesday to institute a hybrid version of the MCAS and PARCC test beginning in the spring of 2017. They are calling this new test "MCAS 2.0."

Massachusetts will still be part of the PARCC consortium of states, though it is unclear what the new test will look like.


Radio Boston: MCAS And PARCC: Debating Massachusetts’ Testing Future

  • "The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will decide soon whether Massachusetts will keep its current test, the MCAS, move to the PARCC, which is aligned with the common core curriculum, or a combination of both in what’s being called 'MCAS 2.0.'"

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."

Radio Boston: MCAS And PARCC: The State Secretary And Commissioner Of Education Weigh In

  • "In three weeks, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will decide whether the state will continue using its current test, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), switch to the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), or merge the two in a so-called 'MCAS 2.0.'"

This segment aired on November 17, 2015.

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