The links below provide access to released test questions from the MCAS paper-based tests and released item information from the MCAS retests. Released item documents from the most recent year are shown. To view released test questions from a previous testing year, select the year, and then select the document for the specific administration you are interested in. Note that the released item documents are best viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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Note about the high school tests: The Department no longer releases questions from the high school ELA and Mathematics retests (administered in November and March) or the February high school Biology test. Instead, refer to the descriptions for the test questions provided in the "release of information" PDFs, which also contain the reporting categories, standards assessed, and item types. To view other released questions for high school ELA and Mathematics, refer to the grade 10 questions. To view other Biology questions, refer to the spring test questions for the high school Science and Technology/Engineering tests administered in June. Note that the Introductory Physics test will be administered twice a year beginning in February 2023, and the February Introductory Physics test will follow the same release policy as Biology.
Release of Spring 2022 Test Items
Release of March 2022 MCAS Retest Information
Release of February 2022 MCAS Biology Test Information
The Department no longer releases questions from the high school Chemistry and Technology/Engineering tests. The PDFs below contain the most recent released questions for those tests.
Release of 2013 Chemistry Items
Release of 2012 Chemistry Items
Release of 2011 Chemistry Items
Release of 2015 Technology/Engineering Items
Release of 2014 Technology/Engineering Items
Release of 2013 Technology/Engineering Items
Last Updated: May 26, 2022
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