Background:MCAS is designed to measure a student's knowledge of key concepts and skills outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. A small number of students with the most significant disabilities who are unable to take the standard MCAS tests even with accommodations participate in the MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt). MCAS-Alt consists of a portfolio of specific materials collected annually by the teacher and student. Evidence for the portfolio may include work samples, instructional data, videotapes, and other supporting information.
Information and Resources for MCAS-Alt and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Learn about the MCAS-Alt. View an overview and frequently asked questions.
Access resources for conducting MCAS-Alt and on upcoming training sessions, including MCAS-Alt Newsletters, the Resource Guide, Educator's Manual, MCAS-Alt Forms and Graphs, and registration information.
Find information on scoring portfolios and view reports of results. Also view information on the MCAS-Alt score appeals process.
Last Updated: November 8, 2023
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