MCAS tests postponed due to Tuesday's storm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) -- MCAS tests have been canceled ahead of the storm expected to hit New England on Tuesday.
There have been no school closings yet, but kids are already cheering.
“Knowing my kids, they’re probably relieved that they don’t have to take it tomorrow,” said Andrea Lelievre.
The Department of Education is preparing for severe weather and has announced that the English Language Arts Composition test has been postponed to next Monday.
“I think they have to administer it fairly to every person. When my older son was in fourth grade, they had a question about snow days which they made them rewrite two months later because they realized not every child had had the experience of a snow day,” said Lolly Lincoln.
Students in fourth, seventh and tenth grade were scheduled to take the test Tuesday, but the storm may force some schools to close or call for a delay and administrators said it’s important that students across the state take the test on the same day.
Many parents in Cambridge tend to agree.
“The decision was based on making it fair for the state so if kids in some schools are canceled they can’t phone the answers out to their friends in another part of the state, so I guess it seems fair,” said Lelievre.