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Spring 2020 MCAS Test Administration Manuals

The manuals posted on this page provide information necessary for principals and test administrators to administer the spring 2020 MCAS tests.

Manuals are being delivered for grade 10 on March 10, and for grades 3-8 on March 16. New for 2020, schools will receive manuals for grade 10 ELA and Mathematics together in the March 10 shipment, and grades 3-8 schools will receive manuals on March 16 for all subjects (ELA, Math, and STE). High schools receive a second shipment of manuals on May 19.

We encourage schools to print additional copies from this web page, but if paper copies are needed, please contact the MCAS Service Center at 800-737-5103.

Principal's Administration Manual Download PDF Document

Includes grades 3–8 and high school testing

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MCAS Test Security Requirements for CBT and PBT (excerpted from the spring 2020 PAM)
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Checklist of Tasks to Complete for Computer-Based Test Administration (excerpted from the spring 2020 PAM)
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Tasks to Complete for Computer-Based Test Administration (Part IV, excerpted from the spring 2020 PAM)
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Troubleshooting Steps for Computer-Based Testing (Appendix A, excerpted from the spring 2020 PAM)
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Procedures for Paper-Based Testing (Appendix B, excerpted from the spring 2020 PAM)
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Accessibility and Accommodations (Appendix C, excerpted from the spring 2020 PAM)
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Procedures Related to Student Information and Guidance on Reporting (Appendix D, excerpted from the spring 2020 PAM)

Test Administrator's Manuals

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Test Administrator's Manual for Computer-Based Testing
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS CBT TAM for Grades 3–8 and 10 ELA
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS CBT TAM for Grades 3–8 and 10 Mathematics and Grades 5 and 8 STE
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Administering the Student Questionnaire for Grades 4, 5, 8, and 10 (excerpted from the spring 2020 CBT TAM)
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS CBT TAM for Next-Generation Biology and Introductory Physics
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS CBT TAM for Grade 10 Mathematics - Spanish/English Edition
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Additional Instructions for Computer-Based Testing (Appendix B, excerpted from the spring 2020 CBT TAM)
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Test Administrator's Manual for Paper-Based Testing
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS PBT TAM for Grades 3–8 and 10 ELA
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS PBT TAM for Grades 3–8 and 10 Mathematics and Grades 5 and 8 STE
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS PBT TAM for Grade 10 Mathematics - Spanish/English Edition
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS PBT TAM for Next-Generation Biology and Introductory Physics (for Students in Grade 9)
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Script from the spring 2020 MCAS PBT TAM for Legacy Biology and Introductory Physics for Students in Grades 10-12 and Legacy Chemistry and Technology/Engineering for Students in Grades 9-12

Last Updated: March 2, 2020

 
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