Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2017 MCAS Sample Student Work and Scoring Guides

High School Intro Physics

Question 12: Electromagnetism
Question 23: Heat and Heat Transfer
Question 32: Motion and Forces
Question 44: Waves and Radiation
Question 45: Motion and Forces


  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.

Related Links:

Download PDF Document  High School Intro Physics of the Release of Spring 2017 MCAS Test Items
Download PDF Document  Intro Physics Formula Sheet
For a copy of the Physics Formula Sheet in an alternative accessible format, please contact Student Assessment Services at 781-338-3625.

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Last Updated: July 26, 2021

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