MCAS

BOSTON — The first MCAS tests administered in the COVID-19 era featured drops in scores “across the board,” the state’s education commissioner said...

Teachers on Monday plan to call on lawmakers to eliminate the requirement that students pass the MCAS exam in order to graduate and replace it with...

Opposition to MCAS grows

12/6/20

NORTHAMPTON — Opposition to MCAS tests amid the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming more visible in communities in western Massachusetts.“It’s an...

NORTHAMPTON — Local educators are responding to newly released standardized test scores, saying that it’s necessary to delve deeper into the data...

State releases new MCAS test scores

9/27/18

NORTHAMPTON — Statewide standardized test results are out, and together with them a new system for assessing school quality.Last year, the state...

BOSTON — Just half of Massachusetts students in grades three through eight met or exceeded expectations on the new “next generation MCAS test” in...

SOUTHAMPTON — An order from the state to have students start taking a new standardized test on computers this spring has prompted Southampton...

Last spring, all 25 of Danika Tyminski’s fifth-graders did something nearly unheard of in Massachusetts: They refused to take the state...



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