A new section on the Future Read MA website offers parents and Massachusetts residents alike a number of educational resources on the benefits of Mass Curriculum Frameworks-aligned exams, such as PARCC. The website is complemented by a number of graphics that the Future Ready MA has released in recent weeks, illustrating a number of reasons why these exams are crucial for measuring our kids’s progress on the path to college and career.
By 2020, 72 percent of jobs in Massachusetts will require a college degree or a career certificate. We need good tests to measure whether or not our students are learning the material they need to succeed. These aligned exams also give teachers and parents helpful information that will translate to better instruction and better understanding of how students are learning and where they might need some extra help.
If we can measure where students are succeeding and where they need more assistance, our schools will be able to assist students before they graduate high school rather than having students be forced to take remedial classes in college. These steps will save valuable time and money for students and their family, ensuring they are ready for college and career.
Learn more about the benefits of PARCC and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks-aligned tests at futurereadyma.org/action.