Public Hearings on PARCC

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education heard testimony from the Public at its first Public Hearing on the Partnership for Assessment on Readiness for College and Career statewide assessments (PARCC). It is anticipated that the Board will vote to decide to move from MCAS to PARCC assessments later this year (fall). Resources and information about the PARCC have been posted to a page on the Department's website HERE.

In the coming months, the Board will be holding several forums to hear comments from the public on the PARCC assessments:

Monday, May 18, 2015, Bunker Hill Community College, A300 Auditorium, 5:00-8:00 PM (in lieu of the Board's Special Meeting)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Bridgewater State University, Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom, 5:00-8:00 PM

Monday, June 22, 2015, North Shore Community College - Lynn Campus, Gymnasium, 4:00-7:00 PM (in lieu of the Board's Special Meeting)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Springfield Technical Community College, Top of Our City Conference Center, 4:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Fitchburg State University, Hammond Hall, 3:00-6:00 PM