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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.

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
Spring 2021 MCAS Tests Overview of the Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile (SR/PNP) process for ordering test materials and updating selected accommodations and accessibility features Monday, February 1 (9:30–11:00 a.m.) Principals, test coordinators, technology coordinators
  • Review portfolio questions
  • Receive feedback and answers to MCAS-Alt questions
  • Network with colleagues in your breakout session
Virtual Portfolio Review Sessions
Select a one-hour block between 8::30 and 1:00 on the following dates
  • Monday, January 11
  • Wednesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, January 19
  • Thursday, January 21
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Friday, January 29
Educators preparing MCAS-Alt portfolios
  • Ask questions on specific requirements and submission process for grades 3–8 "grade-level" and high school "competency" portfolios
  • A math content specialist will be available to provide content-level expertise
  • Tuesday, January 12 (9:00–11:00 a.m.)
  • Thursday, January 28 (1:00–3:00 p.m.)
Educators Preparing Competency and Grade-Level portfolios

Last Updated: January 22, 2021

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