Blog Archive for February 2024

This November, Massachusetts voters will weigh in on a ballot initiative that could end the MCAS graduation requirement. Though this ballot question will focus on just one aspect of MCAS, the upcoming vote is also sure to spark wide-ranging conversations on the purpose and value of these assessments (and statewide tests more generally). For those looking to gain a better understanding of the context behind current MCAS debates before heading to the polls, we're here to help with a comprehensive look at the data, research, and history behind MCAS. We'll be sharing a series of blog posts leading up to the November vote—this first one offers a foundation for the conversation.