Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Extension of February 2015 MCAS Biology Make-up Window
|To:||Superintendents, High School Principals, and Directors of Charter Schools, Approved Private Special Education Schools, Educational Collaboratives, Institutional Settings, and Adult/External Diploma Programs|
|Copy:||High School MCAS Test Coordinators|
|From:||Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of Student Assessment|
|Date:||January 29, 2015|
I recognize that many schools remain closed today as a result of the blizzard this week and will also be closed again tomorrow. I hope that you and your school communities are recovering well from the storm.
Given these circumstances, the Department is extending the window for make-up testing through February 10 for the February 2015 MCAS Biology test administration. Schools may use February 6, 9, and 10 as additional make-up testing days. As always, schools should return materials as soon as testing is completed, and schools that are able to complete testing on the original administration dates should schedule their UPS pickup, complete the PCPA, and return materials by the original deadlines (Friday, February 6 for scheduling UPS pickup and completing the PCPA, and Monday, February 9 for UPS pickup).
Please refer to the updated schedule below:
|Monday, February 2||Biology Session 1 for schools that are able to begin testing|
|Tuesday, February 3||Biology Session 2 for all schools, including schools that did not administer Session 1 on Monday|
|Wednesday, February 4||Make-up testing period begins|
(Note that schools beginning testing this day should begin with Session 1.)
|Thursday, February 5||Make-up testing|
|Friday, February 6||Additional day for make-up testing|
|Monday, February 9||Additional day for make-up testing|
|Tuesday, February 10||Additional day for make-up testing|
New deadline to schedule UPS pickup and complete the PCPA
|Wednesday, February 11||New deadline for UPS pickup|
If your school remains closed next week and you will be unable to meet the extended deadline, please call Student Assessment Services at 781-338-3625 to discuss possible alternatives.