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MCAS Performance Appeals

Guidelines for Filing Portfolio Appeals for the Competency Determination

August 2022

The student's portfolio appeal will be granted if the student fulfills the requirements outlined in the guidelines below and demonstrates a comparable level of performance to a student who has achieved a passing score on the high school MCAS test in the content area.

Portfolio Requirements in Each Content Area to Earn a Competency Determination

For the 2022-2023 school year, Portfolios submitted for the first time must be based on "next-generation" standards and portfolio requirements. Previously submitted portfolios that are being resubmitted in 2022-2023 may be based either on "legacy" or "next-generation' standards and requirements. However, individual portfolios being resubmitted may not combine (or mix-and-match) standards from different editions of the curriculum frameworks.

English Language Art Requirements



Mathematics Requirements



Science and Technology/Engineering Requirements

Excerpts from Sample MCAS Appeals Portfolios

Sample Competency Determination Portfolio Feedback Forms

Last Updated: August 8, 2022

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