Pioneer Institute

At UMass Amherst, admission easier for out-of-state applicants

At UMass Amherst, admission easier for out-of-state applicants

Report says aggressive recruitment coming at expense of Mass. students

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST has been so aggressive in recruiting out-of-state students that it’s now easier for those students to gain admission than it is for in-state students, according to a report released on Tuesday. The analysis, conducted by Boston-based Pioneer Institute, says out-of-state students admitted to UMass Amherst have lower average high school(...)

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Pioneer pans PARCC, Common Core

Pioneer pans PARCC, Common Core

Report calls MCAS a less costly, more rigorous assessment

A DAY AFTER a group of Massachusetts educators called on the state to adopt the new PARCC test, Boston-based Pioneer Institute issued a detailed report calling the Common Core-aligned PARCC test a flawed assessment and urging the state to reject its implementation and instead revise the state-based MCAS exam. Pioneer also rejected a third option(...)

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