Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Training Opportunities

Below is a list of current training opportunities offered by the Office of Student Assessment Services. Register for a session by clicking the link in the "Training Dates and Registration Link" column below. Registration is expected to be available approximately one month prior to each session.

Please note that, when using the Department's conference registration system, in order to register for multiple sessions, you must close the web browser completely after each registration is submitted.

Test(s)TopicsTraining Dates/Times and Registration LinksAudience
MCAS-Alt Portfolios-in-Progress Portfolio Review Sessions

Participants will sign up for a 1-hour block between 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 1:30–3:50 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Monday, January 10
  • Wednesday, January 12
  • Tuesday, January 18
  • Thursday, January 20
  • Wednesday, January 26
  • Friday, January 28
Educators conducting the MCAS-Alt
MCAS-Alt Competency and Grade-Level Portfolio Review Sessions

This session is offered at the following times:

  • Tuesday, January 11 at 9:00–11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 27 at 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Educators conducting grade-level portfolios for grades 3–8 and competency portfolios for high school
MCAS Overview of the SR/PNP
for new staff (and returning staff seeking a refresher)
Thursday, January 13 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Principals, test coordinators, technology coordinators
MCAS MCAS Accessibility and Accommodations
for all levels of experience

Wednesday, January 19 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 25 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Principals, test coordinators, special education administrators and supervisors, test administrators
MCAS Overview of Infrastructure Trials for Technology Coordinators
for new staff (and returning staff seeking a refresher)
Thursday, January 20 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Technology coordinators
MCAS Overview of Infrastructure Trials for Principals and Test Coordinators
for new staff (and returning staff seeking a refresher)
Thursday, January 20 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Principals and test coordinators
MCAS MCAS Test Security and Administration Protocols
for returning staff
Thursday, January 27 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Principals, test coordinators, and test administration teams
MCAS MCAS Test Security and Administration Protocols
for new staff (and returning staff seeking a refresher)
Monday, January 31 at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Principals, test coordinators, and test administration teams
MCAS Pre-Administration Tasks for Technology Staff
for new staff (and returning staff seeking a refresher)
February 1 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Technology coordinators
MCAS Tasks in PearsonAccess Next Before and During Testing
for new staff (and returning staff seeking a refresher)
March 8, 2022 at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Principals, test coordinators, test administrators
MCAS Tasks in PearsonAccess Next During and After Testing
for new staff (and returning staff seeking a refresher)
March 15, 2022 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Principals, test coordinators

Last Updated: November 23, 2021

 
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