BPS is strengthening curriculum and instruction across the board to ensure mastery of the new Common Core standards and updated Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, which will prepare all students for college and career success in the 21st century economy. As we do, the State of Massachusetts is exploring a new assessment test -- the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) -- that is aligned to these more rigorous curriculum standards. Boston Public Schools will use the PARCC assessment rather than MCAS in the 2014-15 school year. The exception is 10th grade, which will still use MCAS as a graduation requirement.
Learn more about the Common Core state standards here (or in Spanish):