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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1610         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 496


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to scholastic achievement in the commonwealth.






Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1610        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 496

By Mr. Smola of Palmer and Senator Brewer, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 496) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to prohibit the replacement of MCAS standards with national education standards.  Education. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3349 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to scholastic achievement in the commonwealth.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              The twelfth paragraph of section 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-  Said MCAS assessment shall be the official standard for scholastic achievement in the commonwealth and shall be based on the state’s own curriculum framework as; provided, however, that said board shall not adopt the national education standards in place of such MCAS standard.

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