Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Spring 2019 MCAS Test Administration Resources

Go to the MCAS Resource Center for the following:
  • resources to prepare students, including a student tutorial, practice tests, and equation editor guides and reference sheets for Mathematics and STE
  • training modules for staff and recordings of previously offered training sessions
  • CBT technology guides and user guides, including guides for the SR/PNP and Infrastructure Trials

Test Administration Manuals

Test Administration Formscoming soon

Additional Policies/Resources

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Computer-Based Test Administration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) — updates to be posted in winter 2019
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MCAS Student Questionnaire Project: Frequently Asked Questions
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Schools' Sample Materials for Coordinating MCAS Test Administration
Complete List of Test Materials (For Use When Inventorying Shipments for PBT and MCAS-Alt) — coming soon

Additional Policies/Resources related to Students with Disabilities and EL Students

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Accessibility and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and EL Students
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Resources for Administering Accommodation A9 (formerly accommodation 20)
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Bilingual Dictionaries and Glossaries Authorized for Use by English Language Learners on MCAS Tests

Technology-Related Resources for Computer-Based Testing

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Technology Skills for Students to Prepare for Computer-Based Testing
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MCAS CBT Readiness Checklist for Technology Coordinators
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Computer-based Testing Device Planner
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Technology Specifications for MCAS Computer-Based Testing
Note: Check this page regularly for updates.

Additional Policies/Resources for High Schools

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MCAS Participation Guidelines for Adams and Koplik Scholarship Award Eligibility
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Biology Glossary — English/Portuguese
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Participation Guidelines for the MCAS High School Tests and Retests

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