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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Assessment Transition Plans

The documents below summarize the Department's plan for transitioning MCAS to the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy, both of which incorporate the Common Core State Standards.

The 2018 Gr. 10 ELA and Math MCAS will continue to be based on the 2011 Curriculum Frameworks.

Reminder of Transition Plan for 2018-2019 Next-Generation MCAS tests.

ELA Assessment Transition (Grades 3-8 and 10)

Mathematics Assessment Transition (Grade 10)

Mathematics Assessment Transition (Grades 3-8)


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The 2018 Gr. 3-8 ELA and Math MCAS tests will be based on the 2017 Curriculum Frameworks.
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The 2018 Gr. 5 and 8 Science MCAS will be based on "overlapping" standards
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The 2018 High School Biology, Chemistry, Intro Physics, and Tech/Eng MCAS tests will be based on the October 2006 STE standards


Last Updated: September 19, 2017
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