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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Spring 2017 MCAS Test Administration Resources for Grades 3-8

To access practice tests and a student tutorial for CBT, training modules, CBT technology guides and user guides, and a link to the MCAS Service Center, go to the MCAS Resource Center.

Administration Manuals

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Spring 2017 MCAS Administration Manuals for Grades 3–8
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Additional Updates to Test Administrator Manuals (March 31, 2017)
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Updates to Test Administrator Manuals (March 30, 2017)

Additional Policies/Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Grades 3–8 Computer-Based Test Administration - Last updated April 7, 2017
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MCAS Student Questionnaire Project: Frequently Asked Questions
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Schools' Sample Materials for Coordinating MCAS Test Administration
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Grades 5-10 Standard Reference Sheets
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MCAS Pre-Administration Guide for the Spring 2017 MCAS Grades 3-8 Computer-Based Tests
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Complete List of Test Materials (For Use When Inventorying Spring 2017 MCAS Materials for Grades 3-8)
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Accessibility Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and ELL Students
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Form to Request for Permission to Test a Student in an Alternate Setting

Technology-Related Resources for Computer-Based Testing

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MCAS CBT Readiness Checklist for Technology Coordinators
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Guidance on Computer-based Testing for Next-Generation MCAS
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Computer-based Testing Device Planner
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Technology Specifications for the Next-Generation MCAS Assessments
Version 2.0 – July 10, 2017

STE Question Tryout Manuals – For Use by Participating Schools Only

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Test Administrator’s Instructions: Grades 5 and 8 STE Computer-Based Question Tryout
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Principal’s Administration Instructions: Grades 5 and 8 STE Computer-Based Question Tryout


Last Updated: July 19, 2017
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