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2013 MCAS Sample Student Work and Scoring Guides

High School Technology/Engineering

Question 11: Construction and Manufacturing
Question 23: Fluid and Thermal Systems
Question 33: Fluid and Thermal Systems
Question 44: Electrical and Communication Systems
Question 45: Engineering Design


  1. The sample responses provided here are selections of actual student work from the MCAS tests administered in 2013. In order to protect the privacy of individual students, all names and references of a personal nature have been altered or removed. Aside from these changes, the responses appear as the students wrote them.

Related Links:

Download PDF Document  High School Technology/Engineering of the Release of Spring 2013 MCAS Test Items
Download PDF Document  Technology/Engineering Formula Sheet
For a copy of the Technology/Engineering Formula Sheet in an alternative accessible format, please contact Student Assessment Services at 781-338-3625.

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Last Updated: March 29, 2022

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