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    2018 MCAS Sample Student Work and Scoring Guides

    High School Intro Physics

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


    1. The sample responses provided here are selections of actual student work from the MCAS tests administered in 2018. 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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    View HTML Page  All Released MCAS Test Questions
    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.
    Note: A revised Introductory Physics Reference Sheet will be used for both the operational test and the field test in spring 2019.

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    Last Updated: July 2, 2021

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