EQUITY, A TERM often at the forefront of discussions surrounding public schools, is not merely a buzzword. It represents the fundamental principle that every student in the Commonwealth, regardless of background or circumstances, deserves an equal opportunity to succeed academically.

Since its inception as part of the 1993 Education Reform Act, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) has been a cornerstone of our commitment to educational equity and a driving force elevating Massachusetts from the middle of the pack to becoming a national leader in education outcomes.


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