DESE hosting PARCC community meetings across the state

PARCC Community Meetings

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will host several community meetings around the state in March on assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, better known as PARCC. The math and English language arts assessments, which are being field-tested in Massachusetts schools this spring, could eventually replace MCAS tests in those subject areas. The meetings will provide an opportunity for educators and parents to ask questions and get additional information.

The list of meeting dates, times and locations follows:

Southeastern Massachusetts

March 3, 3-5 p.m. 
Southeast Readiness Center
Bridgewater State University
John Joseph Moakley Center
131 Summer St.


March 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, small cafeteria
459 Broadway

Merrimack Valley

March 10, 3-5 p.m. 
Northeast Regional Readiness Center
Greater Lowell Regional Technical High School, Auditorium
250 Pawtucket Blvd.


March 13, 5-7 p.m.
Boston Teachers Union
180 Mt Vernon St.


March 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Greater Boston Readiness
Framingham State University
Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center
100 State Street

Pioneer Valley

March 20, 3-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pioneer Valley Readiness Center
Holyoke High School
500 Beech St.

Greater Boston

March 20, 7-9 p.m.
Caron Theater
Medford High School
489 Winthtrop St.

Central Massachusetts

March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Readiness Center
Tahanto Regional Middle/High School
1001 Main St.


March 31, 3-5 p.m.
Berkshire County Readiness Center
Berkshire Community College
Koussevitzky Arts Center
1350 West St.

This list is also posted on DESE's website. Additional dates may be added.