Peabody School Committee member Dave McGeney, who has been an outspoken opponent of the Common Core standards and the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, is concerned that the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education hasn’t answered the question – Which vendors will have access to PARCC data?
The Boston Globe reported that the Massachusetts Association of School Committee asked that question in May and the state said it doesn’t have that information.
This doesn't sit well with many School Committee leaders across the state, including McGeney.
“Parents have a right to know who has access to their child's information,” McGeney told Patch. “It is unconscionable that the DESE is not immediately forthcoming with this information.”
McGeney said people must demand more transparency.
“It's more evidence of the enormous disconnect between parents and the Ivory Tower of the education executives at the state and federal level. It's time to push back and demand more transparency."
Here is previous coverage or PARCC and the Common Core standards: