Choosing PARCC or MCAS for 2015

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As we move through the End of Year portion of the 2014 Spring Field Test, important details regarding next year’s options for testing have been provided to Massachusetts’ schools. Districts will have the choice to administer either PARCC or MCAS tests in ELA and Mathematics for students in grades 3–8 in spring 2015.

The Massachusetts DESE has released the following timeline for this decision:

Wednesday, May 14
District superintendents receive email with instructions
A pass code will be provided for registering the district’s choice through an online tool

Mid to late-May
Information sessions to assist in decision-making (see below)

May 14–June 30
District superintendents register early decision

12:00 p.m., Monday, June 30
Deadline for early decision submission

12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1
Deadline for decision – pending availability


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