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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Graphic Organizers, Checklists, and Supplemental Reference Sheets, for use by students with disabilities

The approved graphic organizers, checklists, and supplemental reference sheets listed in the table below are for use by students with disabilities in grades 3–8 who have this MCAS accommodation (A9 from the Accessibility and Accommodations Manual for the Spring 2018 MCAS Grades 3–8 Tests) listed in their IEPs or 504 plans. The Department encourages schools to familiarize students with these tools, since students should be comfortable using their graphic organizer or reference sheet during MCAS testing.

Only the approved organizers and supplemental reference sheets listed below may be used for ELA and Mathematics MCAS testing and text or graphics may not be added. It is permissible to remove selected text or graphics. The sample Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) reference sheets listed below may be used as is, or may be used with selected text and graphics removed; however, additional Department approval is required if any text or graphics are added, or if a different reference sheet is created. To submit a request for a student to use a customized STE reference sheet, please use the approval cover sheet below.

Approved ELA
Graphic Organizers
Approved Supplemental Mathematics
Reference Sheets
Sample STE
Reference Sheets
Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grades 3 and 4: Short Response Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grade 3 MCAS Grade 5 - coming soon
Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grades 3-5: Essay Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grade 4 MCAS Grade 8 - coming soon
Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grades 3-5: Narrative Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grade 5 Download MS WORD Document  Approval Cover Sheet for STE
Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grades 6-8: Essay Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grade 6  
Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grades 6-8: Narrative Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grade 7  
  Download MS WORD Document  MCAS Grade 8  


Last Updated: September 27, 2017
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