DESE seeking feedback from educators on PARCC field testing

PARCC Field Test Listening Tour

DESE is partnering with the state's Readiness Centers for a series of listening sessions to get feedback on the PARCC field test. District- and school-level PARCC test administrators including principals, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, special ed teachers and other educators involved in field testing are asked to participate.

The "listening tour" is a great opportunity for MTA educators to voice their concerns, suggestions and ideas about improving PARCC directly to DESE leadership.

The list of meeting dates, times and locations follows:


May 21, 4 to 6 p.m.
Mackenzie Auditorium
Massachusetts Bay Community College
50 Oakland St.
Wellesley Hills

Southeastern Massachusetts

June 3, 4 to 6 p.m.
John Joseph Moakley Center
Bridgewater State University
131 Summer St.

Merrimack Valley

June 4, 4 to 6 p.m.
Sakowich Campus Center (2nd floor conference area)
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike St.
North Andover

Central Massachusetts

June 10, 4 to 6 p.m.
Massachusetts Elementary Principals Association (MESPA)
28 Lord Rd.


June 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
West Roxbury Academy
1205 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury


June 17, 4 to 6 p.m.
Koussevitzky Arts Center, Room K-111
Berkshire Community College
1350 West St.

Cape Cod

June 18, 4 to 6 p.m.
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
351 Pleasant Lake Ave.


June 19, 4 to 6 p.m.
West Springfield High School
425 Piper Rd.
West Springfield

Additional information is available on DESE’s website.