The second segment of April 11th’s WCVB On The Record Sunday Roundtable, co-anchored by Janet Wu and Ben Simmoneau. Mary Anne Marsh and Andrew Goodrich discuss the future of MCAS Testing.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the MCAS are optional this year. Is this a special circumstance, or another blow to the future of standardized testing?

Besides, just how important are these data points for understanding education? Standardized tests have recently come under fierce scrutiny, with critics claiming the assessments are unfair and inaccurate measures of education.

Also, who in American politics had the best or worst week? Mary Anne looks towards COVID-19 transmission in schools. Across the nation, students are returning to the classroom full-time. Will rates skyrocket in the country’s least-vaccinated and most-social population? Meanwhile, Andrew Goodrich talks about America’s past time, baseball.

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