This Boston Globe editorial calls on Massachusetts to adopt PARCC stating that “…adopting PARCC promises to provide even better educational results for Massachusetts students. PARCC aligns with the Common Core national academic standards, diminishes the need for ‘teaching to the test,’ and provides more accurate assessments of student progress.” The editorial cuts through the political issues surrounding this debate to answer the most critical question:
“Does PARCC represent the next-generation assessment that the Commonwealth’s students deserve?
Indeed, it does. For many reasons, the state should adopt it…”