Go to the MCAS Resource Center for the following:
MCAS Pre-Administration Guide
Participation Guidelines for the March 2023 MCAS Retests
MCAS Participation Guidelines for Adams and Koplik Scholarship Award Eligibility
Students in Military Families
Complete List of Test Materials (For Use When Inventorying Shipments for PBT)
Slide Template for Training Test Administrators
Cybersecurity Guidance from DESE's Center for Strategic Initiatives
Updates to TestNav and PearsonAccess Next
Managed Chromebooks Required for Computer-Based Testing
Computer-based Testing Device Planner
Technology Specifications for MCAS Computer-Based TestingNote: Check this page regularly for updates.
Network Requirements and Guidelines
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.
Last Updated: February 7, 2023
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