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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Parent/Guardian Information

Welcome to the MCAS resource page for parents and guardians.

You may find the resources listed below of interest to be helpful in increasing your understanding of MCAS, the state's assessment program.

The following resources have been developed for parents to better understand the release of spring 2017 next-generation MCAS results.

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Letter to Parents and Guardians of Students in the Class of 2019 (English and Translated versions)
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Letter to Members and Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2021 (English and Translated versions)
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Letter to Parents about the Next-Generation MCAS Results (en español)
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Parents' Guide to the MCAS
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Annotated Parent/Guardian Reports
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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What are the Achievement Level Descriptors?
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Item Descriptions for Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics
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Parent/guardian report templates and translations
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Understanding the Next-Gen MCAS

Parents who are interested in learning more about the results may wish to visit the MCAS results page. Additionally, the menu on the left side of the screen will link you to other MCAS resources including Test Questions and Student Work and Scoring Guides. If you have questions on these resources, please contact the Office of Student Assessment at mcas@doe.mass.edu or by phone at 781-338-3625.

Thank you for your interest, and for all you do to support your child's education.



Last Updated: November 10, 2017
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