November 16th Hearing on PARCC vs. MCAS

Next week, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will hold a final public hearing before they vote on whether to transition from MCAS to PARCC testing. Or maybe they will listen to Commissioner Mitchell Chester, who said last week that he will propose “Door No. 3,” or “MCAS 2.0”- a homegrown version of PARCC that does not exist yet.

We’d love to see as many of you as can come to the public hearing at Malden High School on Monday, November 16 at 4 p.m. Map and directions can be found here.

Parents, students and teachers will be sending a strong, clear message: PARCC tests are not the answer. We oppose using any standardized test to make high-stakes decisions about students, teachers or schools. It’s time for a moratorium! You will be able to sign up on arrival to speak for three minutes.

Let us know if you’re planning to come! If you cannot attend, you can send a message to the members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education by clicking here.