Radio Boston Radio Boston

Support the news

Has The MCAS Killed Creativity In The Classroom?14:01

This article is more than 2 years old.

The MCAS was introduced as part of the 1993 education reform package in Massachusetts as a way to measure student success and hold teachers and schools more accountable. But has putting so much emphasis on the standardized test had negative consequences in the classroom?


Beth Kontos, president of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Federation of Teachers union. She tweets @beth_kontos.

Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute. The institute tweets @PioneerBoston.

This segment aired on June 21, 2018.


Meghna Chakrabarti Twitter Host, On Point
Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.


Chris Citorik Twitter Producer, Radio Boston
Chris Citorik is a producer for Radio Boston.


+Join the discussion

Support the news