• At this time, phone service is down at DESE offices. Staff can be reached via email. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Stay informed about COVID-19 and the latest health and safety guidance for school districts
  • Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

    MCAS Resources for Parents/Guardians

    General Information

    Understanding MCAS Test Results

    All Grades

    Additional Information for Grades 3–8

    Additional Information for High School

    If you have questions on these resources, or wish to obtain a copy of your child's results in large print, Braille, or other accommodated format, please contact the Office of Student Assessment by email or phone at 781-338-3625.

    Additional MCAS-Related Scholarships

    Students who qualify for the Adams scholarship will be notified by a letter, which will be sent to parents/guardians from your child's high school on behalf of the Department. This letter is important, because a copy must be submitted with the completed FAFSA application each year. Without this letter, the college/university will not apply the tuition credit. If you have questions or cannot locate your child's letter, please contact the high school.

    Thank you for your interest, and for all you do to support your child's education.

    Last Updated: March 22, 2022

    Sign Up for Updates

    Sign up for the latest updates from DESE.

    Contact Us

    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

    Voice: (781) 338-3000
    TTY: (800) 439-2370


    Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.