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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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