Just when you thought the MCAS tests for the state were stressful for many students, most states nationwide (including Massachusetts) have decided on national standardized tests. Many parents have questions and concerns about how these new tests will affect their children. Over the next 10 posts, we will take an in-depth look at the new tests headed your way. You will not want to miss this!
ONE MORE DAY until our new series called: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New PARCC Tests, But Were Too Afraid to Ask”.
ONLY TWO MORE DAYS until our new series: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New PARCC Tests, But Were Too Afraid to Ask”.
Starting 1/6/14 we will run a new series: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New PARCC Tests, But Were Too Afraid to Ask”. PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and will be coming to a school near you. We will also answer the common question of what will happen to the MCAS tests as well. Stay tuned!
The Common Core State Standards Initiative will trigger a higher level of critical thinking and deeper understanding into your child’s curriculum. There will also be a new standardized test in English and math. The Common Core benchmarks will be supported by one of two new standardized tests in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a set of standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in the subjects of English and math that the states voluntarily adopt. 45 states including Massachusetts have signed on. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter college or the workforce. They claim that the standards are “ . . . clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.” It remains to be seen if this is in fact true. Tomorrow we will take a closer look at some of the changes coming soon.
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Congratulations to all of the Y3K Tutor In Your Home students and families for another successful school year! Your hard work paid off. Now as you begin to unwind, remember we will always be here for you from the time you need us to the time you do not need us anymore. As always you will never have to sign a contract. Enjoy your summer!
Y3K Tutor In Your Home is proud to donate our tutoring and test prep services to the Marian High School of Framingham, MA auction. Make sure when attending their annual gala “A Night For Marian” also called “Monte Carlo Night”, be on the lookout for our auction donation and bid generously. Our support will help enhance their educational and extra-curricular programs. The event this year will be held at the Natick Elks Lodge which is located at 95 Speen St. Natick, MA.
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