PARCC

PARCC – District and School PARCC results have been made public in recent weeks and individual families should have received a one page summary of last year’s PARCC results.  Please click on the following link for a more detailed overview of the PARCC results and what it means for Newton Schools:  [http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/cms/lib8/MA01907692/Centricity/Domain/396/PARCC%20Letter.pdf ]http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/cms/lib8/MA01907692/Centricity/Domain/396/PARCC%20Letter.pdf

Also, the Massachusetts Board of Education has recently voted to adopt recommendations made by Mitchell Chester, who has suggested that Massachusetts develop a new standardized test that will blend elements of MCAS and PARCC.  While we will take PARCC again this spring, the new test will be implemented next year.  Here’s a recent article in the NY Times talking about the shift: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/us/rejecting-test-massachusetts-shifts-its-model.html?_r=0