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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Released Test Questions

As Massachusetts transitions its testing program to next-generation assessments, the Department is continuing the regular release of MCAS test questions. You can access released test questions and related materials in multiple formats:

  • Released questions from the computer-based next-generation tests are available on the MCAS Resource Center website.

  • Released questions from paper-based tests are available in released item documents, accessible in PDF format. The released item documents include questions from the legacy high school tests and from the paper-based next-generation tests at grades 3-8.

  • The Question Search enables you to browse through all released MCAS test questions and search for questions by grade, item type, curriculum framework, keyword, or other criteria.

  • Sample student work and scoring guides for released essay questions, writing prompts, and other constructed-response questions are available on the MCAS Student Work/Scoring Guides webpage.

Practice Tests

Visit the MCAS Resource Center to access practice tests for ELA, Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering. These practice tests are an important tool for familiarizing students with MCAS test formats and item types.

  • For next-generation assessments, practice tests are available in both computer-based and paper-based formats.

  • Computer-based practice tests include all accessibility features commonly available on the operational tests, and a text-to-speech version offers screen reader functionality.



Last Updated: June 21, 2018
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