Say No to MCAS – Opt Out ’21

Be a part of this Week of Action to Say No to MCAS! Monday we share a video on how to opt out of MCAS. Watch it here. Mira el video en español, aqui.

Tuesday is a Less Testing, More Learning Twitter storm with the hashtags #CancelMCAS and #NoMCASMA. Join the conversation and spread the word about opting out of MCAS.

Wednesday is a Facebook Livestream with a panel talking about “What if they gave the MCAS and nobody came?”

Thursday is a forum on the Racist History of Standardized Testing with an awesome lineup of speakers.

Tag three friends on Friday and encourage them to opt out.

Join an opt-out rally and caravan in New Bedford on Sunday at 10am, beginning at New Bedford High School.

Sign our opt out petition, below, to send a powerful message to Governor Baker and Commissioner Riley!

Click here to read and download CPS’s updated fact sheet on opting out. And see a model opt-out letter here.

Click here to send a letter urging your school committee to pass a Suspend MCAS resolution. (Here’s the list of school committees that have passed such resolutions.)

Click here to read CPS’s letter to legislators signed by 17 other organizations calling on Massachusetts officials to seek and obtain a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education and cancel this year’s MCAS tests.  

For more information on opting out, see these resources from United Opt Out, here.