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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
MCAS Test Security Requirements - coming this fall

Sample Letters and Forms Sample Forms from the PAM

 
Superintendent's Assurance of Proper Test Administration - Sample Form - coming this fall
 
Test Materials Internal Tracking Form - Sample Blank Form - coming this fall
Request for Permission to Test a Student in an Alternate Setting Form - coming this fall
Form to Request for Permission to Test an Adult with Accommodations - coming this fall
 
Confirmation of Training Participation and Receipt of TAMs and Test Security Requirements - Sample Form - coming this fall
 
Student Responsibilities during MCAS Testing - Sample Form - coming this fall
 
Sample Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding Student Responsibilities during MCAS Testing - coming this fall

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

Student Registration File Layout - coming this fall
Use this layout to prepare a .CSV data file for importing students into PearsonAccess Next.

PearsonAccess Next User Export File Layout - coming this fall
Use this layout to prepare a .CSV data file for importing users into PearsonAccess Next.

Guide to Importing Users into PearsonAccess Next - coming this fall
User Role Matrix for PearsonAccess Next - coming this fall

Additional Policies/Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – November Retests, February Biology Test, and March Retests - coming this fall
Complete List of Test Materials (For Use When Inventorying 2017 MCAS Retest Materials) - coming this fall
Participation Guidelines for the 2017-2018 MCAS High School Tests and Retests - coming soon
Download MS WORD Document
Bilingual Dictionaries and Glossaries Authorized for Use by English Language Learners on MCAS Tests - Updated Fall 2017

Sample Letters and Forms

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


Last Updated: September 27, 2017
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