Greetings! It is time to raise our voices to bring fairness and justice to ourselves and the children in our charge. We need to speak up to every politician who seeks our vote and tell him/her they need to do something to reign in the DESE Board and Commissioner Chester. Not only have they passed regulations with timelines for implementation that guarantee the regulations will not be implemented with fidelity (e.g. new evaluation, RETELL, Common Core, DDM, PARCC), but DESE is now going to judge students, teachers, schools, and school districts based on two different tests – MCAS and PARCC.
There has not been a study, or any data collected, that shows there is a true relationship between the results of student performance on MCAS and PARCC. It is impossible to honestly compare students, schools, and school districts when the state’s student population is split between the two [ Read More ]