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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

PARCC and MCAS Early Decision Update: July 2, 2014

As part of the two-year "test drive" of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the Department has asked districts (including charter schools and vocational-technical high schools) to choose whether to administer MCAS or PARCC to students in grades 3-8 next spring. A district's decision applies to each school across the district. The only exception is for the three largest districts in the state -Boston, Springfield, Worcester- which are making decisions on a school-by-school basis. Also, all school districts will continue to administer the grades 5, 8, and high school MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering tests to all students. The two-year transition approach will provide for a robust comparison of MCAS and PARCC, so that the Board can decide in the fall of 2015 whether to sunset the MCAS ELA and math assessments for grades 3-8 and employ PARCC as our state testing program for these subjects beginning in spring 2016. In addition, the two-year transition will provide sufficient opportunity to compare and contrast MCAS and PARCC, including the content, format, quality, and standards of performance for the two assessments.

In high school, all districts will continue to administer the three MCAS tests (grade 10 English language arts, grade 10 Mathematics, high school Science and Technology/Engineering) that students through the class of 2019 must pass in order to meet the state's Competency Determination standard to receive a high school diploma. Additionally, all districts- regardless of their selection for grades 3-8-will have the option to choose to administer PARCC assessments to students in grades 9 and 11 in spring 2015, subject to appropriation.

To facilitate the state's planning for the 2015 operational assessment, the Department provided districts with two decision deadlines -an early deadline of June 30, 2014, and a final deadline of October 1, 2014. Districts that communicated their binding decision to the Department by June 30, 2014, are guaranteed their choice of assessment (PARCC or MCAS) in grades 3-8 in spring 2015. Districts that are not ready to make a selection by June 30 are required to do so by October 1, and those selections are subject to funding. All districts choosing PARCC will have until October 1 to select the computer-based or paper-based mode of assessment on a school-by- school basis.

As of the June 30, 2014, early deadline, a total of 297 districts have made a binding selection, with 176 districts (or 59%) choosing to administer PARCC in spring 2015, and 121 districts (or 41%) choosing to administer MCAS. In addition, 65 districts have chosen to administer the grades 9 and/or 11 PARCC tests, which are subject to appropriation.

The following pages provide a list of districts that have made decisions through June 30, 2014.

For more information, please contact Student Assessment Services at 781-338-3265 or parcc@doe.mass.edu.

Spring
2015
Number of Districts, Charter Schools, and Vocational Technical Schools
registering a grades 3-8 choice
MCASPARCC
#%#%
 29712141%17659%

 District CodeDistrict NameGrades 3-8
104450000Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (District)MCAS
200010000AbingtonMCAS
300020000ActonMCAS
406000000Acton-BoxboroughMCAS
506030000Adams-CheshireMCAS
604300000Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter (District)MCAS
700050000AgawamMCAS
800080000AmherstMCAS
906050000Amherst-PelhamMCAS
1006150000Athol-RoyalstonMCAS
1104910000Atlantis Charter (District)MCAS
1200270000BerkleyMCAS
1306220000Blackstone-MillvilleMCAS
1406250000Bridgewater-RaynhamMCAS
1500490000CambridgeMCAS
1600500000CantonMCAS
1706320000Chesterfield-GoshenMCAS
1804260000Community Day Charter Public School - Gateway (District)MCAS
1904400000Community Day Charter Public School - Prospect (District)MCAS
2004310000Community Day Charter Public School - R. Kingman Webster (District)MCAS
2100680000ConwayMCAS
2200740000DeerfieldMCAS
2306500000Dighton-RehobothMCAS
2400790000DracutMCAS
2506580000Dudley-Charlton RegMCAS
2600820000DuxburyMCAS
2700830000East BridgewaterMCAS
2800880000EastonMCAS
2900950000Fall RiverMCAS
3006620000Farmington River RegMCAS
3106650000Freetown-LakevilleMCAS
3206700000FrontierMCAS
3301090000GosnoldMCAS
3401100000GraftonMCAS
3501110000GranbyMCAS
3601170000HadleyMCAS
3706750000Hamilton-WenhamMCAS
3806800000Hampden-WilbrahamMCAS
3906830000HampshireMCAS
4001250000HarvardMCAS
4101270000HatfieldMCAS
4204500000Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public (District)MCAS
4301310000HinghamMCAS
4401330000HolbrookMCAS
4501360000HollistonMCAS
4601370000HolyokeMCAS
4701380000HopedaleMCAS
4801390000HopkintonMCAS
4901440000IpswichMCAS
5001480000LanesboroughMCAS
5101500000LeeMCAS
5201520000LenoxMCAS
5301550000LexingtonMCAS
5401570000LincolnMCAS
5501600000LowellMCAS
5601610000LudlowMCAS
5701620000LunenburgMCAS
5801640000LynnfieldMCAS
5906980000Manchester Essex RegionalMCAS
6001670000MansfieldMCAS
6104640000Marblehead Community Charter Public (District)MCAS
6201710000MarshfieldMCAS
6301750000MedfieldMCAS
6401760000MedfordMCAS
6501770000MedwayMCAS
6607100000Mendon-UptonMCAS
6701810000MethuenMCAS
6801820000MiddleboroughMCAS
6904700000Mystic Valley Regional Charter (District)MCAS
7007200000NarragansettMCAS
7107250000NashobaMCAS
7201990000NeedhamMCAS
7302080000NorfolkMCAS
7402090000North AdamsMCAS
7502120000North AttleboroughMCAS
7602150000North BrookfieldMCAS
7707350000North MiddlesexMCAS
7802100000NorthamptonMCAS
7902130000NorthboroughMCAS
8002140000NorthbridgeMCAS
8102180000NortonMCAS
8202270000PalmerMCAS
8302290000PeabodyMCAS
8404970000Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter(District)MCAS
8504790000Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public (District)MCAS
8602420000ProvincetownMCAS
8707530000QuabbinMCAS
8802430000QuincyMCAS
8904830000Rising Tide Charter Public (District)MCAS
9004820000River Valley Charter (District)MCAS
9102580000SalemMCAS
9202610000SandwichMCAS
9302620000SaugusMCAS
9404190000Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public (District)MCAS
9502730000SomersetMCAS
9602750000SouthamptonMCAS
9702760000SouthboroughMCAS
9807650000Southern BerkshireMCAS
9907660000Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School DistrictMCAS
10007670000Spencer-E BrookfieldMCAS
10102890000SunderlandMCAS
10202900000SuttonMCAS
10302910000SwampscottMCAS
10407700000TantasquaMCAS
10535050000UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (District)MCAS
10603040000UxbridgeMCAS
10707750000WachusettMCAS
10803070000WalpoleMCAS
10903080000WalthamMCAS
11003100000WarehamMCAS
11103170000WellesleyMCAS
11203220000West BoylstonMCAS
11303270000WesthamptonMCAS
11403310000WestportMCAS
11503370000WhatelyMCAS
11603400000WilliamsburgMCAS
11703410000WilliamstownMCAS
11803420000WilmingtonMCAS
11903440000WinchesterMCAS
12003460000WinthropMCAS
12103500000WrenthamMCAS

Spring
2015
Number of Districts, Charter Schools, and Vocational Technical Schools
registering a grades 3-8 choice
PARCCMCAS
#%#%
 29717659%12141%

 District CodeDistrict NameGrades 3-8
104120000Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter Public (District)PARCC
204090000Alma del Mar Charter School (District)PARCC
300090000AndoverPARCC
435090505Argosy Collegiate Charter SchPARCC
506100000Ashburnham-WestminsterPARCC
600140000AshlandPARCC
700160000AttleboroPARCC
800170000AuburnPARCC
900180000AvonPARCC
1006160000Ayer Shirley School DistrictPARCC
1100200000BarnstablePARCC
1235020000Baystate Academy Charter Public School (District)PARCC
1300230000BedfordPARCC
1400240000BelchertownPARCC
1500250000BellinghamPARCC
1600260000BelmontPARCC
1704200000Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District)PARCC
1806180000Berkshire HillsPARCC
1900280000BerlinPARCC
2006200000Berlin-BoylstonPARCC
2100300000BeverlyPARCC
2200310000BillericaPARCC
2300350000BostonPARCC
2404490000Boston Collegiate Charter (District)PARCC
2504160000Boston Preparatory Charter Public (District)PARCC
2600360000BournePARCC
2700380000BoxfordPARCC
2800390000BoylstonPARCC
2900400000BraintreePARCC
3004170000Bridge Boston Charter School (District)PARCC
3100430000BrimfieldPARCC
3200440000BrocktonPARCC
3304570000Brooke Charter School East Boston (District)PARCC
3404430000Brooke Charter School Mattapan (District)PARCC
3504280000Brooke Charter School Roslindale (District)PARCC
3600480000BurlingtonPARCC
3700510000CarlislePARCC
3800520000CarverPARCC
3906350000Central BerkshirePARCC
4000570000ChelseaPARCC
4100610000ChicopeePARCC
4200630000ClarksburgPARCC
4300640000ClintonPARCC
4404380000Codman Academy Charter Public (District)PARCC
4504360000Community Charter School of Cambridge (District)PARCC
4600670000ConcordPARCC
4704390000Conservatory Lab Charter (District)PARCC
4800710000DanversPARCC
4900720000DartmouthPARCC
5006450000Dennis-YarmouthPARCC
5100770000DouglasPARCC
5204070000Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (District)PARCC
5300850000EasthamPARCC
5400860000EasthamptonPARCC
5500890000EdgartownPARCC
5600910000ErvingPARCC
5700930000EverettPARCC
5804100000Excel Academy Charter (District)PARCC
5904590000Excel Academy Charter School - Boston II (District)PARCC
6004610000Excel Academy Charter School - Chelsea (District)PARCC
6100940000FairhavenPARCC
6200960000FalmouthPARCC
6300970000FitchburgPARCC
6400980000FloridaPARCC
6500990000FoxboroughPARCC
6604460000Foxborough Regional Charter (District)PARCC
6701010000FranklinPARCC
6801030000GardnerPARCC
6906720000GatewayPARCC
7006740000Gill-MontaguePARCC
7106730000Groton-DunstablePARCC
7204990000Hampden Charter School of Science (District)PARCC
7301210000HancockPARCC
7401220000HanoverPARCC
7501280000HaverhillPARCC
7604550000Hill View Montessori Charter Public (District)PARCC
7701350000HollandPARCC
7804530000Holyoke Community Charter (District)PARCC
7901420000HullPARCC
8004350000Innovation Academy Charter (District)PARCC
8106900000King PhilipPARCC
8204630000KIPP Academy Boston Charter School (District)PARCC
8304290000KIPP Academy Lynn Charter (District)PARCC
8401510000LeicesterPARCC
8501540000LeverettPARCC
8604560000Lowell Community Charter Public (District)PARCC
8701650000MaldenPARCC
8801680000MarbleheadPARCC
8901690000MarionPARCC
9004660000Martha's Vineyard Charter (District)PARCC
9101720000MashpeePARCC
9204690000MATCH Charter Public School (District)PARCC
9304650000MATCH Community Day Charter Public School (District)PARCC
9401730000MattapoisettPARCC
9501740000MaynardPARCC
9601780000MelrosePARCC
9701840000MiddletonPARCC
9801850000MilfordPARCC
9901860000MillburyPARCC
10001890000MiltonPARCC
10107120000Monomoy Regional School DistrictPARCC
10201910000MonsonPARCC
10301960000NahantPARCC
10401970000NantucketPARCC
10501980000NatickPARCC
10604440000Neighborhood House Charter (District)PARCC
10702010000New BedfordPARCC
10807280000New Salem-WendellPARCC
10902070000NewtonPARCC
11004740000North Central Charter Essential (District)PARCC
11102170000North ReadingPARCC
11202190000NorwellPARCC
11302200000NorwoodPARCC
11402210000Oak BluffsPARCC
11507400000Old RochesterPARCC
11602230000OrangePARCC
11702300000PelhamPARCC
11802310000PembrokePARCC
11907450000PentucketPARCC
12002340000PetershamPARCC
12104940000Pioneer Charter School of Science (District)PARCC
12235060000Pioneer Charter School of Science II (PCSS-II) (District)PARCC
12307500000Pioneer ValleyPARCC
12402360000PittsfieldPARCC
12502380000PlainvillePARCC
12602390000PlymouthPARCC
12707780000Quaboag RegionalPARCC
12807550000Ralph C MaharPARCC
12902460000ReadingPARCC
13002480000ReverePARCC
13102490000RichmondPARCC
13202500000RochesterPARCC
13302510000RocklandPARCC
13402520000RockportPARCC
13502530000RowePARCC
13604840000Roxbury Preparatory Charter (District)PARCC
13704410000Sabis International Charter (District)PARCC
13804850000Salem Academy Charter (District)PARCC
13902630000SavoyPARCC
14002640000ScituatePARCC
14102650000SeekonkPARCC
14204860000Seven Hills Charter Public (District)PARCC
14302660000SharonPARCC
14402710000ShrewsburyPARCC
14502720000ShutesburyPARCC
14602780000South HadleyPARCC
14704880000South Shore Charter Public (District)PARCC
14802840000StonehamPARCC
14902850000StoughtonPARCC
15002870000SturbridgePARCC
15102880000SudburyPARCC
15202920000SwanseaPARCC
15302930000TauntonPARCC
15402950000TewksburyPARCC
15502960000TisburyPARCC
15602980000TopsfieldPARCC
15707730000TritonPARCC
15803000000TruroPARCC
15904800000UP Academy Charter School of Boston (District)PARCC
16007740000Up-Island RegionalPARCC
16103050000WakefieldPARCC
16203060000WalesPARCC
16303090000WarePARCC
16403150000WaylandPARCC
16503160000WebsterPARCC
16603180000WellfleetPARCC
16703230000West BridgewaterPARCC
16803320000West SpringfieldPARCC
16903210000WestboroughPARCC
17003260000WestfordPARCC
17103300000WestonPARCC
17203350000WestwoodPARCC
17303360000WeymouthPARCC
17407800000Whitman-HansonPARCC
17503430000WinchendonPARCC
17603470000WoburnPARCC

Spring
2015
Number of Districts, Charter Schools, and Vocational Technical Schools
registering a High School choice
PARCC
#%
 2396527%

 District CodeDistrict NameHigh School
(grades 9
and/or 11)
104300000Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter (District)PARCC
206100000Ashburnham-WestminsterPARCC
300140000AshlandPARCC
408010000Assabet Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
500160000AttleboroPARCC
600170000AuburnPARCC
700180000AvonPARCC
806160000Ayer Shirley School DistrictPARCC
900240000BelchertownPARCC
1000300000BeverlyPARCC
1108060000Blue Hills Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
1200350000BostonPARCC
1304490000Boston Collegiate Charter (District)PARCC
1404160000Boston Preparatory Charter Public (District)PARCC
1508150000Cape Cod Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
1604370000City On A Hill Charter Public (District)PARCC
1735040000City on a Hill Charter Public School II (District)PARCC
1835070000City on a Hill Charter Public School NB (District)PARCC
1904380000Codman Academy Charter Public (District)PARCC
2000720000DartmouthPARCC
2106450000Dennis-YarmouthPARCC
2204520000Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann Charter) (District)PARCC
2300930000EverettPARCC
2400960000FalmouthPARCC
2500970000FitchburgPARCC
2600990000FoxboroughPARCC
2708210000Greater Fall River Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
2804990000Hampden Charter School of Science (District)PARCC
2901220000HanoverPARCC
3001270000HatfieldPARCC
3101280000HaverhillPARCC
3204290000KIPP Academy Lynn Charter (District)PARCC
3301720000MashpeePARCC
3404690000MATCH Charter Public School (District)PARCC
3501740000MaynardPARCC
3601890000MiltonPARCC
3707120000Monomoy Regional School DistrictPARCC
3808320000Montachusett Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
3908520000Nashoba Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
4002010000New BedfordPARCC
4104740000North Central Charter Essential (District)PARCC
4202170000North ReadingPARCC
4302190000NorwellPARCC
4402310000PembrokePARCC
4504940000Pioneer Charter School of Science (District)PARCC
4635060000Pioneer Charter School of Science II (PCSS-II) (District)PARCC
4702360000PittsfieldPARCC
4802390000PlymouthPARCC
4907530000QuabbinPARCC
5007550000Ralph C MaharPARCC
5102480000ReverePARCC
5202640000ScituatePARCC
5304880000South Shore Charter Public (District)PARCC
5408730000South Shore Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
5502850000StoughtonPARCC
5602950000TewksburyPARCC
5708780000Tri County Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
5808790000Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational TechnicalPARCC
5903050000WakefieldPARCC
6003090000WarePARCC
6103100000WarehamPARCC
6203160000WebsterPARCC
6303320000West SpringfieldPARCC
6407800000Whitman-HansonPARCC
6503430000WinchendonPARCC



Last Updated: July 3, 2014
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