Earlier this week the final public forum on the Partnership for the Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) was held by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. These forums were held at the request of Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito, to get feedback from members of the public and education experts on whether Massachusetts should sunset MCAS and adopt PARCC as the state test.
The five forums were held throughout the state and Stand for Children in collaboration with MBAE and Teach Plus had members delivering testimony at each hearing. Last night, Daisy Hernandez, a Stand member and parent from Springfield, discussed why she thinks we should adopt PARCC in front of a packed room of teachers, parents, and community members.
“As a parent, I support the adoption of PARCC as our state test because I believe we need a test that will help parents understand if their children are ready for college,” explained Daisy.
The Board is scheduled to vote on whether or not to adopt PARCC in the fall. We will be in touch in the next few weeks on ways you can help ensure the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education votes to adopt PARCC as Massachusetts’ state test. In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on this and other important issues!