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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

MCAS Student Work/Scoring Guides

This page provides access to each released essay item, constructed-response item, open-response item, and writing prompt included on the MCAS tests from the last six years; the scoring guide that accompanies each item; and samples of student work at each score point for the item. Taken together, the items, the scoring guides, and the corresponding student work provide a picture of the expectations for student performance on the MCAS tests.

Select a year below to view the test questions, scoring guides, and student work from that year.

Scoring Guides for ELA Legacy Composition



Last Updated: November 7, 2018
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