Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

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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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: October 12, 2021

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