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MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt) Resources and Training

MCAS-Alt Newsletters

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April/May 2021
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March 2021 Special Edition Newsletter
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February/March 2021
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January 2021 Special Edition Newsletter
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November/December 2020
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September/October 2020

Remote Learning Resources

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Assisting Students with Assignments: A Guide for Parents
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Guidance on Collecting MCAS-Alt Evidence Produced During Remote Instruction

Resource Guides to The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Students with Disabilities

The MCAS-Alt will be based on the following versions of the Resource Guide.

Fall 2020

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English Language Arts and Literacy (PreK–Grade 12)
(incorporating the 2017 ELA and Literacy Standards)
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Mathematics (PreK–Grade 12)
(incorporating the 2017 Mathematics Standards)
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Science and Technology/Engineering (STE)
(preK–Grade 8; and High School Biology and Introductory Physics only)
(incorporating the 2016 STE "Next-Generation" Standards)
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Science and Technology/Engineering (STE)
("Legacy" High School Chemistry and Technology/Engineering only)
(incorporating the 2001/2006 STE Standards)

Manuals

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2021 Principal's Manual for MCAS-Alt
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2021 Educator's Manual for MCAS-Alt
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MCAS-Alt Skills Survey — Updated: September 2020
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MCAS-Alt "Competency Portfolio" Requirements for Students to Earn a Competency Determination (CD)
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Policy on Storage and Destruction of Returned MCAS-Alt Portfolios

MCAS-Alt Forms and Graphs

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2021 MCAS-Alt Forms and Graphs Web Based Version

Statewide Training

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MCAS-Alt Portfolios-in-Progress Review Sessions

Last Updated: April 22, 2021

 
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