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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

MCAS Accessibility and Accommodations

Grades 3–8

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Guidelines for Using Assistive Technology as an MCAS Test Accommodation
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Accessibility and Accommodations Manual for the Spring 2017 MCAS Grades 3–8 Tests (Revised: January 2017)
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Graphic Organizers, Checklists, and Supplemental Reference Sheets, for Use by Students with Disabilities

High Schools

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Requirements for the Participation of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners in the 2016–2017 MCAS High School Tests

Resources for Administering Accommodation 20 for High Schools

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High School MCAS Accommodation 20 Cover Sheet
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Pre-Approved English Language Arts Graphic Organizers for Use with Accommodation 20
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Approval Guide for Individualized Mathematics Reference Sheets (Accommodation 20)
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Sample Science and Technology/Engineering Reference Sheets for Use with Accommodation 20

Grades 3–8 and High Schools

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Guidelines for Participation of Students Diagnosed with Concussions
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Guidelines for Students with Significant Disabilities
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Bilingual Dictionaries and Glossaries Authorized for Use by English Language Learners on MCAS Tests
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Administrative Advisory SPED 2002-4- REVISED: Special Education Students in Out-of-District Placements - Participation in MCAS Testing and High School Graduation Standards


Last Updated: March 13, 2017
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