Boston Public Schools is seeking a new test provider for admissions into elite exam schools in a Request For Proposals due to be released on Wednesday, after a longtime vendor, the Education Research Bureau, dropped the district.
BPS was recently blasted by ERB for misapplication of the test scores used to get into one of Boston’s three exam schools, and the vendor said it would no longer provide the exam, citing eight years of failed attempts to work with the district on equity issues.
“Creating more equitable opportunities for students to get a great education is one of our most important priorities,” said BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius in a statement. “We believe the new RFP will help level the playing field for students seeking admission to our exam schools.”
ERB declined to comment on Tuesday.
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