Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Sample Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Reference Sheets and Graphic Organizers For Use With Accommodation 20
These sample STE reference sheets and graphic organizers are intended to be used, and/or adapted for use by schools, with students with disabilities who have MCAS accommodation 20 listed in their IEPs or 504 plans. If the sample reference sheets and graphic organizers are used as-is or if text is removed, additional approval by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is not necessary. If information is added, the revised reference sheet(s) or organizer(s) must be submitted to the Department for review and approval.
Care must be taken to provide students with a reference sheet or graphic organizer that is appropriate for their individual learning needs, and for the test being administered.
Please refer to the Requirements for the Participation of Students with Disabilities in MCAS (2015-2016 update) for accommodation 20 submission guidelines and deadlines.
Note: These reference sheets may only be used for MCAS STE tests.
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