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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Science and Technology/Engineering

Transition Information for MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Tests

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Transition Plan for MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Tests

2019

Grades 5 and 8 STE Tests

The 2019 MCAS Grade 5 and Grade 8 STE tests will be align to standards in the 2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework Download Word Document.

High School STE Tests

Below are lists of the "overlapping standards from the 2001/06 and 2016 STE standards that will be assessed on the June 2019 MCAS High School Biology and Introductory Physics tests. The June 2019 Biology and Introductory Physics tests will consist of questions that align to both sets of standards. The focus of the test questions will be on the overlapping content and skills between the two sets of standards.

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June 2019 High School Biology Overlapping Standards
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June 2019 High School Introductory Physics Overlapping Standards

The June 2019 Chemistry and Technology/Engineering tests and the February 2019 Biology test will only be aligned to the standards in the 2001/06 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework.

2017 and 2018 Archived

Below are lists of the "overlapping" standards from the 2001/06 and 2016 STE standards that were assessed on the 2018 MCAS Grade 5 and Grade 8 STE tests. The 2018 STE Grades 5 and 8 tests consisted of questions that aligned to both sets of standards. The focus of the test questions was on the overlapping content and skills between the two sets of standards.

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Grade 5 STE Overlapping Standards
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Grade 8 STE Overlapping Standards

The 2018 STE high school tests were aligned to the standards in the 2001/06 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework.

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2001/2006 List of Grade 5 Science and Technology/Engineering Standards Assessed on 2017 MCAS Test
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2001/2006 List of Grade 8 Science and Technology/Engineering Standards Assessed on 2017 MCAS Test


Last Updated: October 22, 2018
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