This report concludes that revising and updating MCAS would result in lower costs and more rigorous assessments that would provide better information about student performance than adopting PARCC.
About Mark McQuillan
Mark McQuillan is former dean of the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University. He served as commissioner of education in Connecticut (2007-2011), deputy commissioner of education in Massachusetts (2002-2004), and superintendent of schools for ten years in Massachusetts. He began his career as an English teacher in the Newton Public Schools.