As the decision about student assessments for Massachusetts approached, a number of studies were done looking at how MCAS compared to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC). Here is a summary of those done by reputable researchers who presented an unbiased, evidence-based analysis.
Included are the following:
HumRRO – Human Resources Research Council: Evaluation of the Content and Quality of the 2014 High School MCAS and PARCC Relative to the CCSSO Criteria for High Quality Assessments — 2015
Thomas B. Fordham Institute: Evaluation of the Content and Quality of the 2014 MCAS and PARCC Relative to the CCSSO Criteria for High Quality Assessments – 2015
Mathematic Policy Research: Predictive Validity of MCAS and PARCC: Comparing 10th Grade MCAS Tests to PARCC Integrated Math II, Algebra II, and 10th Grade English Language Arts Tests – 2015
Dana Ansell: A Comparison of the MCAS and PARCC Assessment Systems – 2015
MBAE – The Center for Assessment: Educating Students for Success – February 2015