Urge Your Legislators to Support the MTA-Backed Bill to Eliminate the MCAS Graduation Requirement and Empower Local School Districts!
The MTA is supporting legislation that would address the Commonwealth's punitive high-stakes testing and accountability system while empowering local school districts in goal setting, student assessment and evaluation. High-stakes standardized testing has harmed our public schools for far too long. Students and families have spoken, and they want less testing and more learning.
The bill, SD.409/HD.952, An Act expanding opportunities to demonstrate academic achievement, was filed by Senator Jo Comerford (D-Northampton) and Representative Jim Hawkins (D-Attleboro). It would make several long-term changes to the state’s accountability system, including eliminating the MCAS graduation requirement, ensuring local control of school and district evaluations, and expanding local experimentation with school district goal setting, student assessment and evaluation. To learn more about this legislation, please click here.
Please email your legislators right away and urge them to support and co-sponsor this important legislation. Please also consider placing a call to your legislators to follow up on your email. You can find your legislators’ phone numbers by clicking here.