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Spring 2024 MCAS Test Administration Resources for Grades 3–8 and High School

Go to the MCAS Resource Center for the following:

  • resources to prepare students, including a student tutorial, practice tests, and equation editor guides and reference sheets for Mathematics and STE
  • training modules for staff and recordings of previously offered training sessions
  • CBT technology guides and user guides, including guides for the SR/PNP and Infrastructure Trials

Test Administration Manuals

Test Administration Sample Forms and Materials

PearsonAccess Next Tasks

Additional Policies/Resources

Technology-Related Resources for Computer-Based Testing

TestNav System Requirements for 2023-24

Pearson, the testing subcontractor, has adopted a technology support policy for device operating system (OS) updates that aligns TestNav system requirements with manufacturer-supported OSs and devices. Pearson will base their support for OSs and devices on manufacturer support as of July 15. Technology staff should evaluate manufacturer support as of July 15 to determine technology planning for each upcoming school year. A list of Chrome OS devices and their expiration dates can be found at Manage policies for Chrome devices: Auto Update policy. Please refer to Pearson's TestNav System Requirement Policy and TestNav System Requirements for more information.

High School Participation Guidelines

Last Updated: February 15, 2024

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