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History and Social Science Test Design and Development

The 2018 Massachusetts Framework for History and Social Science sets forth the content, history and social science practices, and literacy skills that students need to become thoughtful and active participants in a democratic society and a complex world. Over the last two years, the Department has been piloting an innovative history and social science assessment for 8th grade civics students, which includes both classroom- and state-level components. A practice performance-based task and EOC test questions from the civics assessment pilot given in 2021 are currently available on our website.

Additional information about the test is provided in the following links.

Last Updated: February 17, 2023

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