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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Update about the Grade 3 English Language Arts (ELA) Test Design

The spring 2010 grade 3 MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension test will include a new test question type: short response (SR). Students will answer four SR questions and will be able to earn up to two points on each SR question. The test will include multiple-choice questions and one four-point open-response question. View samples of the new SR question type.



Last Updated: November 6, 2009
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