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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

March 2017 MCAS Retest Administration Resources

Administration Manuals

The manuals posted on this page provide information necessary for principals and test administrators to administer the March 2017 MCAS retests.

Note for Principals:

  • One copy of the Principal's Administration Manual is included in your school's shipment of test materials.
  • One copy of the Test Administrator's Manual is shipped for every 15 students.
  • If you need more copies of manuals than are shipped to your school, please either download the manuals from this page or call the MCAS Service Center at 800-737-5103.
Principal's Administration Manual
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Test Administrator's Manual
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MCAS Test Security Requirements

Practice Tests

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Grade 10 Practice Test (ELA Reading Comprehension)
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Grade 10 Practice Test (Mathematics)
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Grade 10 Practice Test (Mathematics) - Spanish

PearsonAccess Next Resources

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Guide to the Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile (SR/PNP) Process
Download MS EXCEL Document
Student Registration File Layout
Use this layout to prepare a .CSV data file for importing students into PearsonAccess Next.

Download MS EXCEL Document
PearsonAccess Next User Export File Layout
Use this layout to prepare a .CSV data file for importing users into PearsonAccess Next.

Download MS WORD Document
Guide to Importing Users into PearsonAccess Next
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User Role Matrix for PearsonAccess Next

Additional Policies/Resources

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Superintendent's Assurance of Proper Test Administration Form
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – November Retests, February Biology Test, and March Retests
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Complete List of Test Materials (For Use When Inventorying 2017 MCAS Retest Materials)
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Participation Guidelines for the 2016-2017 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 2016

Sample Letters and Forms

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Sample Non-Participation Letters and Forms (in English and other languages)
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Form to Request for Permission to Test an Adult with Accommodations
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Accommodation 20 Cover Sheet
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Pre-approved graphic organizers for use with students with disabilities who receive accommodation 20
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Form to Request for Permission to Test a Student in an Alternate Setting Form
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Sample Letter to Employers


Last Updated: February 17, 2017
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