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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Released Test Questions and Practice Tests

Released Test Questions

Access released test questions in multiple formats.

  • To access released items from the computer-based tests: View the released items using the ePATs (electronic practice assessment tools) at the MCAS Resource Center. A released-item answer key is provided for each ePAT.

  • To access released items from the paper-based tests and item information from the retests: View the released items in the released item documents, which display items in PDF format.

  • To search for released items by standard, use one of the following resources:
    • The MCAS Digital Item Library is a tool that provides access to released items from the computer-based MCAS tests beginning with the 2018 MCAS test administration.
    • The Question Search is a searchable database providing access to released items from the 2018 MCAS test administrations.

Practice Tests

Practice Tests for the Spring Administrations

Visit the MCAS Resource Center to access practice tests for ELA, Mathematics, STE and Civics. These practice tests are an important tool for familiarizing students with MCAS test formats and item types.

  • For next-generation assessments, including retests, practice tests are available in both computer-based and paper-based formats.

  • Computer-based practice tests include all accessibility features commonly available on the operational tests, and a text-to-speech version offers screen reader functionality.

Other Related Resources

Last Updated: March 8, 2024

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