Educating Students for Success: A Comparison of the MCAS and PARCC Assessments as Indicators of College- and Career-Readiness

Educating Students for Success: A Comparison of the MCAS and PARCC Assessments as Indicators of College- and Career-Readiness

This February 2015 report compares MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) and PARCC (Partnership of Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) as indicators of readiness for credit-bearing college courses and the work force, and concludes that MCAS does not indicate a student’s preparedness for post-high school success.  The lack of alignment with college and career expectations has resulted in high remediation rates at state colleges and universities and a widening “skills gap.”

Full report here

Executive Summary here

Press Release here

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