DRAFT – Field Test Case Study Proposal

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Burlington Public Schools and Revere Public Schools will be completing an extensive field test for the 2014 Spring PARCC testing. As part of the field test, both districts will provide details and information about the planning, set up, and testing of students at different grade levels with various devices and network access.

Through a partnership of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education a draft field test case study proposal is now available. The draft highlights the project and some of the action items planned for review.

DRAFT – PARCC Field Test Case Study Proposal

Stay connected to this site for updates about the field test and more information about the case study.


3 thoughts on “DRAFT – Field Test Case Study Proposal

    Mike Barth said:
    January 30, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Your proposal states that Field Test districts would not field test both PBA and EOY components; however, many districts including Seven Hills Charter Public School were selected for both (and we gladly accepted). Nice proposal, and I am excited for (and a little jealous 🙂 ) of Burlington and Revere being able to field test all grades.

      Dennis Villano responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Mike – thank you for your comment. We are excited to field test all grades as well. Burlington is actually planning on completing the ELA and Math tests for both the PBA and EOY. We will be able to report on the progress and implementation of both components.


    Robert Lee said:
    January 30, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations as of this morning 100 percent of schools and districts successfully uploaded their students for the paper based Performance Based Assessments!

    This was one of the tightest deadlines and steepest learning curves we faced in this project, but we did it.

    Thanks to my team at the ESE for helping all 268 schools through the process and thanks to all the school and district coordinators who worked their way through the finicky system to upload the 20,000 students taking paper-based PARCC field tests. We still have another 300+ schools taking the Computer Based PBA tests to load by February 7. Schools and districts participating in the End of Year tests have until February 28.

    The most common mistake made by schools was checking the “validation” button which tests whether your student file is in the right format. They received the message saying the file is valid, but then forgot to submit it. We will try to make the instructions clearer.

    But thanks again to everybody for meeting this deadline this is a good sign.

    -Bob Lee (Acting) PARCC coordinator, ESE

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