BOSTON – The Class of 2019 was to have been the last class to take the MCAS to graduate from high school.
But yesterday, the Massachusetts Board of Education voted to extend the legacy 10th grade MCAS test for one year to encompass the class of 2020.
This is a change from the board’s vote in June 2014, which would have required the class of 2020 to be the first class to take the new hybrid MCAS-PARCC test to graduate from high school.
The class of 2021, this year’s eighth graders, will experience the new, computer-based test this coming spring.
They will be the first class to take the next-generation test for their competency determination.