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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Spring 2018 MCAS Tests for High Schools

Go to the MCAS Resource Center for other resources, including the following:

Administration Manuals

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Manuals and Forms from the Principal's Administration Manual

Practice Tests

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Grade 10 English Language Arts Reading Comprehension
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Grade 10 Mathematics
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Grade 10 Mathematics — Spanish
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High School Biology
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High School Chemistry
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High School Introductory Physics
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High School Technology/Engineering

Additional Policies/Resources

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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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Quiz on Test Administration Protocols
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MCAS Participation Guidelines for Adams and Koplik Scholarship Award Eligibility
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Complete List of Test Materials (For Use When Inventorying Spring 2018 MCAS Materials)
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Complete List of Test Materials for MCAS-Alt (For Use When Inventorying Materials)
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Participation Guidelines for the MCAS High School Tests and Retests
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Bilingual Dictionaries and Glossaries Authorized for Use by English Language Learners on MCAS Tests - updated Fall 2018
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Biology Glossary — English/Portuguese

Sample Letters and Forms

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Sample Non-Participation Letters and Forms (in English and other languages)
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Accommodation 20 Cover Sheet
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Sample Letter to Employers
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Pre-Approved English Language Arts Graphic Organizers for Use with Accommodation 20
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Approval Guide for Individualized Mathematics Reference Sheets (Accommodation 20)

Resources for the Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics Field Tests and the High School STE Question Tryouts

Resources for School Preparation

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MCAS Grade 10 Field Test Assignments — Updated April 25, 2018
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Guidance on Selecting Classes to Participate in the Spring 2018 Grade 10 MCAS ELA and Mathematics Field Tests
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FAQs on the Spring 2018 MCAS Field Tests and Question Tryouts
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FAQs on the Spring 2018 MCAS Grade 10 Mathematics Field Test
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Pre-Administration Guide for the Spring 2018 MCAS Computer-Based High School Field Tests
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Principal's Administration Instructions
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Test Administrator's Instructions

Resources for Student/Family Preparation

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Sample Letter to Parents/Guardians about the Grade 10 MCAS Field Tests [Spanish Language Version Download Word Document]
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Technology Skills for Students to Prepare for Computer-Based Testing
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Grade 8 computer-based practice tests
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Samples of student work from the grade 8 MCAS tests
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ELA rubrics
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Reference sheet for the grade 10 Mathematics field test
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Introductory Physics Formula Sheet for 2018 Tryout
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Grade 10 Mathematics Field Test Equation Editor Guide
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Grade 10 Mathematics Field Test Equation Editor Symbols Key

Technology-Related Resources 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 the Next-Generation MCAS Assessments — Version 5.0 — March, 2018


Last Updated: October 24, 2018
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