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2017 MCAS Sample Student Work and Scoring Guides

High School Biology

Question 12: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Question 23: Ecology
Question 32: Anatomy and Physiology
Question 44: Genetics
Question 45: Evolution and Biodiversity


  1. The sample responses provided here are selections of actual student work from the MCAS tests administered in 2017. 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.

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Last Updated: February 16, 2023

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