Get Involved: Standard-Setting Panel for Next-Generation MCAS
Starting August 14, ESE will conduct a week-long standard setting event for the next-generation MCAS tests in grades 3-8 English language arts and mathematics. The purpose of the standard setting is to make recommendations about the level of knowledge reflected in each next-generation MCAS achievement level (Exceeding Expectations, Meeting Expectations, Partially Meeting Expectations, and Not Meeting Expectations) and to identify appropriate cut scores for each level.
Panels of Massachusetts educators, other stakeholders, and expert facilitators will conduct the standard setting. We're looking for panelists with content expertise, familiarity with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, and, in most cases, direct teaching experience in the grade and subject matter chosen.
Panelists will be reimbursed for mileage, and lodging will be provided for panelists who live 55 or more miles away from the meeting site. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day for all attendees, and those staying overnight will also receive dinner. In addition, stipends will be offered to all panelists, and all will receive professional development points for their service.
More information is available online, and applications are due May 19.