Last night was a PCAB meeting down at North Avenue, to allow for more discussion about the way that the PARCC exams are going to be administered next month. Most of our discussions have centered on whether or not schools are ready to administer the exams, whether our students are really ready, and the technology issues around the test itself, since parts of it are slated to be computer-administered.
Bear in mind that the Monster is not old enough yet to be taking the PARCC – he’s in first grade, and the test starts in third. But one of the things they tout with the exam is that it has features built-in to allow for accessibility for students. Continue reading