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Spring 2023 MCAS Test Administration Manuals

The manuals posted on this page provide information necessary for principals and test administrators to administer the spring 2023 MCAS tests.

We encourage schools to print additional copies of the PAM and TAMs 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.

MCAS Pre-Administration Guide

Principal's Administration Manual

Excerpts for Principal's Administrator's Manual

  • MCAS Test Security Requirements for CBT and PBT (PAM Part I) — coming soon
  • Checklist of Tasks to Complete for Computer-Based Test Administration (PAM Part IV) — coming soon
  • Tasks to Complete for Test Administration (PAM Part IV) — coming soon
  • Troubleshooting Steps for Computer-Based Testing (PAM Appendix A) — coming soon
  • Procedures for Paper-Based Testing (PAM Appendix B) — coming soon
  • Accessibility and Accommodations (PAM Appendix C) — coming soon
  • Procedures Related to Student Information and Guidance on Reporting (PAM Appendix D) — coming soon

Test Administrator's Manuals

Test Administrator's Manual for Computer-Based Testing

Excerpts for Test Administrator's Manual for Computer-Based Testing

  • Script for Session 1 of Grades 3–8 and 10 ELA — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 2 of Grades 3–8 and Grade 10 ELA — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 1 of Grades 3–8 and 10 Mathematics, and Grades 5 and 8 STE — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 2 of Grades 3–8 and 10 Mathematics, and Grades 5 and 8 STE — coming in mid-February
  • Administering the Student Questionnaire — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 1 of Biology and Introductory Physics — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 2 of Biology and Introductory Physics — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Grade 10 Mathematics, Biology, and Introductory Physics — Spanish/English Edition — coming in mid-February
  • Additional Instructions for Computer-Based Testing (CBT TAM Appendix B) — coming in mid-February

Test Administrator's Manual for Paper-Based Testing

Excerpts for Test Administrator's Manual for Paper-Based Testing

  • Script for Session 1 of Grades 3–8 and 10 ELA — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 2 of Grades 3–8 and Grade 10 ELA — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 1 of Grades 3–8 and 10 Mathematics, and Grades 5 and 8 STE — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 2 of Grades 3–8 and 10 Mathematics, and Grades 5 and 8 STE — coming in mid-February
  • Administering the Student Questionnaire — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 1 of Biology and Introductory Physics — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 2 of Biology and Introductory Physics — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 1 of Chemistry and Technology/Engineering — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Session 2 of Chemistry and Technology/Engineering — coming in mid-February
  • Script for Grade 10 Mathematics, Biology, and Introductory Physics — Spanish/English Edition — coming in mid-February

Last Updated: January 24, 2023

 
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