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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

MCAS Accessibility and Accommodations

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Accessibility and Accommodations Manual for the 2020–2021 MCAS Tests/Retests

Resources for Administering Accommodation A9 (formerly accommodation 20)

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Graphic Organizers, Checklists, and Supplemental Reference Sheets for Use by Students with Disabilities on Next-Generation MCAS and High School Science and Technology/Engineering Tests
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Cover Sheet for Submitting Customized Materials for Approval on MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering Tests and ELA and Mathematics Retests (2020–2021)
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Approval Guide for Individualized Mathematics Reference Sheets for Legacy retests
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Pre-Approved English Language Arts Graphic Organizers for Legacy MCAS Retests

Additional Policies/Resources

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Assistive Technology Guidelines for MCAS
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Guidelines for Participation of Students Diagnosed with Concussions
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Guidelines for Students with Significant Disabilities
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Bilingual Dictionaries and Glossaries Authorized for Use by English Learners on the 2021 MCAS Tests — updated Fall 2020
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Biology Glossary — English/Portuguese
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Administrative Advisory SPED 2002-4 — Revised: Special Education Students in Out-of-District Placements - Participation in MCAS Testing and High School Graduation Standards
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Administrative Advisory SPED 2018-2: Secondary Transition Services and Graduation with a High School Diploma

Last Updated: October 26, 2020

 
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