The state House of Representatives has taken a step to keep MCAS alive this year. We need you to tell the Legislature to reverse it and cancel the test.
Call your state senator and state representative NOW and deliver a simple message: Cancel the MCAS tests for this year, including the use of MCAS as part of the competency determination for the Class of 2020. Go here to get your legislators’ phone numbers to make that call. Leave a message and ask the legislators to call you back.
Thursday evening, with no advance warning and no debate, the House passed a bill during an informal session that would permit the commissioner of education to require districts to administer a modified version of the test, and MCAS could still be used to deny seniors a diploma.
The federal government has granted states the right to cancel their standardized tests [ Read More ]