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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

November 2017 MCAS Retest Administration Resources

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

Administration Manuals

The manuals posted on this page provide information necessary for principals and test administrators to administer the November 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.
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Principal's Administration Manual
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Test Administrator's Manual
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MCAS Test Security Requirements

Sample Letters and Forms from the PAM

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Superintendent's Assurance of Proper Test Administration - Sample Form (PAM page 108)
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Test Materials Internal Tracking Form - Sample Blank Form (PAM page 109)
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MCAS Nondisclosure Agreement (PAM page 111)
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Request for Permission to Test a Student in an Alternate Setting Form (PAM page 112)
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Confirmation of Training Participation and Receipt of TAMs and Test Security Requirements – Sample Form (PAM page 113)
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Student Responsibilities during MCAS Testing – Sample Form (PAM page 114)
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Sample Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding Student Responsibilities during MCAS Testing (PAM page 115)
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Request for Permission to Test an Adult with Accommodations (PAM page 122)
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Accommodation 20 Cover Sheet (PAM page 123)
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Student Accommodation Refusal Form (PAM page 124)

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

Additional Policies/Resources

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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 Fall/Winter Administrations
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Bilingual Dictionaries and Glossaries Authorized for Use by English Language Learners on MCAS Tests - Updated Fall 2017
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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)

Sample Letters and Forms

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Sample Non-Participation Letters and Forms (in English and other languages)
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Sample Letter to Employers


Last Updated: November 3, 2017
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