How do you reevaluate, adjust, improve, and transition to a new assessment system? In the case of Massachusetts how do you take your now nationally recognized assessment system that his been in the Commonwealth for 15 years and consider fundamentally changing it? The quick answer is thoughtfully and this is exactly what Massachusetts is doing.
The PowerPoint embedded below gives the history, some of the reasons for the shift, and a more detailed look at the transition plan here in Massachusetts. I have pulled out some of the big pieces of information, but the entire presentation is comprehensive and anyone interested in implementation of PARCC in Massachusetts should find it full of information.