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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Pre-approved English Language Arts (ELA) graphic organizers for use by students with disabilities on MCAS high school tests

These sample, pre-approved ELA graphic organizers are intended to be used, and/or adapted for use, on high school ELA MCAS tests with students with disabilities who have MCAS accommodation 20 listed in their IEP or 504 plan.

  • The sample graphic organizers linked below may be used as is, or with text removed, without additional approval by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Other ELA graphic organizers without text may be used without Department approval by a student with a disability who has this accommodation listed in his or her plan.
  • If text or other information are added to the pre-approved organizers, the revised organizer(s) must be submitted to the Department for review and approval, using the High School MCAS Accommodation 20 Cover Sheet.

Please refer to the Requirements for the Participation of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners in the 2016–2017 MCAS High School Tests Download MS WORD Document for additional information on accommodations for students taking the MCAS high school tests.

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One Paragraph Organizer for Composition
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Planning Your Composition
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Open Response Organizer
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Open Response Planner
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Open Response READ Organizer
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Open Response Template


Last Updated: November 23, 2016
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