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About the Massachusetts MCAS & PARCC Assessment

What is the Massachusetts MCAS & PARCC Assessment?

The PARCC Assessment (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is the newly developed standardized testing administered in 13 states and Washington DC.  The PARCC is specifically designed around the Common Core State Standards and focuses on Mathematics and Language Arts / Literacy.



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About the PARCC

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.

The PARCC tests are high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy). They are carefully crafted to give teachers, schools, students, and parents better and more useful information on how we’re preparing our kids for their futures. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.

Participating states include:

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island



Massachusetts Commitment to Higher Standards

Massachusetts has been actively engaged in the American Diploma Project Network since 2005, aligning its standards with expectations of postsecondary education and employers. In August 2010, Massachusetts became one of twelve states to win the Race to the Top competition. Massachusetts adopted new Curriculum Frameworks in English Language Arts and Mathematics, which incorporate the Common Core State Standards, in 2010, and was a founding Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Leaders from Massachusetts’ K-12 and higher education communities were deeply engaged in the development of PARCC’s proposal for common, next-generation assessments.

Postsecondary Commitment to College and Career Readiness

All of Massachusetts’ public two- and four-year colleges and universities have committed to participate in PARCC, help develop the college-ready assessments, and, ultimately, use those assessments as one indicator of students’ readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses. Together, these institutions educate 100% of the freshman entering public colleges and universities in Massachusetts.


 
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