Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Student Assessment Update - August 14, 2013
Retrieving Student MCAS Results
Most students' results can be obtained through the regular claiming process using Edwin Analytics (EA) in the Department's Security portal. When a student's MCAS score is not available in EA (for example, when a student was in an outplacement or was tested without a valid SASID), schools may complete the attached Request for Student MCAS Results form and send it by fax to the Department.
MCAS Testing Opportunities for Grade 11 Transfer Students
As a reminder to high school principals in making appropriate decisions about the participation of transfer students in MCAS testing, grade 11 students who are new to Massachusetts public schools may participate in either a retest or the spring grade 10 tests. Students who wish to qualify for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship or the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction Award, however, must participate in the spring grade 10 tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. ESE only uses scores on the standard grade 10 ELA and Mathematics MCAS tests - and not the focused retests - to establish criteria for the awarding of these two scholarships. We encourage high school principals and testing coordinators to recommend testing options for grade 11 transfer students that account for a student's past record and future plans, while also balancing those options with other graduation requirements. Should you have any related questions, please contact Student Assessment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Upcoming Dates
- September 20: Printed Parent/Guardian Reports received in districts
- Mid-September: Official MCAS and MCAS-Alt results and accountability reports released to public
About this Update
The Student Assessment Services Update provides important information about the state's testing programs. Please email your feedback to email@example.com.
Principals, heads of school, MCAS test coordinators, and ELL directors received this email based on contact information that was submitted to the Department. To change your email address, please follow the instructions below:
- Public schools: Submit updates to your District-Level Directory Administrator, who is responsible for submitting updates to the Department. A listing of Directory Administrators is posted at www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/diradmin/list.aspx.
- Non-public schools and collaboratives: Submit updates (along with your District & School Code) to the Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.