Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Spring 2021 MCAS Test Administration Manuals

The manuals posted on this page provide information necessary for principals and test administrators to administer the spring 2021 MCAS tests.

We encourage schools to print additional copies from this web page, but if paper copies are needed, please contact the MCAS Service Center at 800-737-5103. Refer to the testing schedules for the delivery dates for manuals.

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Updated Guidance for Spring 2021

Principal's Administration Manual Download PDF Document

Includes grades 3–8 and high school testing

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MCAS Test Security Requirements for CBT and PBT (excerpted from the spring 2021 PAM)
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Checklist of Tasks to Complete for Computer-Based Test Administration (excerpted from the spring 2021 PAM)
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Tasks to Complete for Computer-Based Test Administration (Part IV, excerpted from the spring 2021 PAM)
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Troubleshooting Steps for Computer-Based Testing (Appendix A, excerpted from the spring 2021 PAM)
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Procedures for Paper-Based Testing (Appendix B, excerpted from the spring 2021 PAM)
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Accessibility and Accommodations (Appendix C, excerpted from the spring 2021 PAM)
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Procedures Related to Student Information and Guidance on Reporting (Appendix D, excerpted from the spring 2021 PAM)

Test Administrator's Manuals

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Test Administrator's Manual for Computer-Based Testing
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS CBT TAM for Grades 3–8 and Session 1 of Grade 10 ELA
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS CBT TAM for Session 2 of Grade 10 ELA
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS CBT TAM for Grades 3–8, Grades 5 and 8 STE and Session 1 of Grade 10 Mathematics
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS CBT TAM for Session 2 of Grade 10 Mathematics
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Administering the Student Questionnaire for Grades 4, 5, 8, and 10 (excerpted from the spring 2021 CBT TAM)
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS CBT TAM for Grade 10 Mathematics - Spanish/English Edition
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Additional Instructions for Computer-Based Testing (Appendix B, excerpted from the spring 2021 CBT TAM)
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Test Administrator's Manual for Paper-Based Testing
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS PBT TAM for Grades 3–8 and Session 1 of Grade 10 ELA
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS PBT TAM for Session 2 of Grade 10 ELA
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS PBT TAM for Grades 3–8, Session 1 of Grade 10 Mathematics and Grades 5 and 8 STE
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS PBT TAM for Session 2 of Grade 10 Mathematics
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS PBT TAM for Grade 10 Mathematics - Spanish/English Edition
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS PBT TAM for Session 1 of High School STE
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Script from the spring 2021 MCAS PBT TAM for Session 2 of High School STE

Remote Testing for Grades 3–8

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Principal's Administration Instructions for Remote Testing
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Test Administrator's Instructions for Computer-Based Remote Testing

Last Updated: May 5, 2021

 
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