Students in Massachusetts won’t have to take the MCAS exams this spring, amid school closures across the state due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Gov. Charlie Baker signed the law that cancels the exam requirement for graduating high school.
“Cancelling MCAS testing for the remainder of this school year will enable our teachers and students to focus on learning and personal well-being as we continue to navigate the current public health emergency,” state Sen. Jason Lewis, a chair of the Legislature’s Education Committee, said in a statement after the bill was agreedThursday. “Legislators heard loud and clear from teachers, parents and superintendents that this was the right thing to do.”