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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

District and School Final Competency Determination (CD) Results for the Class of 2010 and CD Status for the Classes of 2011 and 2012

To:Superintendents, High School Principals, and Directors of Charter Schools
From:Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D.
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Date:March 8, 2011

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District- and school-level final Competency Determination (CD) attainment results for the class of 2010 and current CD attainment status for the classes of 2011 and 2012 are now available on the Department's website at www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/results.html. The data, which are disaggregated by student subgroup, are based on MCAS results through the November 2010 retests. The data show

  • the percentage of students in each class who have fully met the CD standard by scoring 240 (Proficient) or higher on the grade 10 English Language Arts and Mathematics MCAS tests or retests and by scoring 220 (Needs Improvement) or higher on one of the four high school Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) tests; and
  • the percentage of students in each class who have met the MCAS testing requirements for earning a CD by scoring at the Needs Improvement level or higher on the grade 10 English Language Arts and Mathematics tests or retests and on one of the four high school STE tests.

The requirements for earning a CD are shown in the table below.

English Language Arts (ELA) and MathematicsScience and Technology/ Engineering (STE)
  • Earn a scaled score of 240 (Proficient) or higher on the grade 10 test or retest

    OR

  • Earn a scaled score of 220-238
    AND
    Fulfill Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP) requirements for ELA/Mathematics.

Earn a scaled score of 220 (Needs Improvement) or higher on one of the four MCAS high school STE tests (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Technology/Engineering)

More information about the high school graduation requirements, including information about retesting opportunities and EPPs, is available at www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/graduation.html.



Last Updated: March 7, 2011
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