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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

February 2013 MCAS Biology Test Results

To:High School and District Assessment Directors, High School Principals, Directors of Charter Schools, Approved Private Special Education Schools, Educational Collaboratives, Institutional Programs, and Adult/External Diploma Programs
From:Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of Student Assessment
Date:February 21, 2013

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The results of the February 2013 MCAS Biology test are scheduled to be available as follows:

March 22, 2013student data files (.xls and .csv formats) available to schools and districts and student roster report (.pdf format) available to schools through DropBox Central at the Department's Security Portal at www4.doemass.org/auth/Login
March 29, 2013student data available in the Department's Education Data Warehouse (EDW), housed in the new Edwin Analytics system, also at www4.doemass.org/auth/Login, for conducting further analyses of the data
May 7, 2013 Parent/Guardian Reports received by superintendents and directors of charter schools, approved private special education schools, educational collaboratives, institutional programs, and adult/external diploma programs via UPS

The Department's Security Portal is password protected. Each district's Directory Administrator is responsible for assigning the MCAS security role to appropriate district staff. If you need assistance accessing data on the Security Portal, please speak with the Directory Administrator in your district. A list of Directory Administrators by district is available at www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/diradmin/list.aspx.

The window for ordering materials for the June high school Science and Technology/Engineering test administration is March 11-15 (instructions will be provided under separate cover). Since results from the February Biology test will not be available until after the window closes, please order test materials by March 15, as needed, and order additional materials (if necessary) from May 21-31, according to the instructions in the Principal's Administration Manual.

If you have questions about the schedule for releasing results, please call Student Assessment Services at 781-338-3625.



Last Updated: February 26, 2013
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