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    Notice of Public Comment for the Proposed Amendments to 603 CMR 30.00, Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards for Competency Determination Regulations

    Pursuant to its authority under M.G.L. c. 69, § 1B and 1D, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, M.G.L. c. 30A, § 3, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Board) is soliciting public comment on the proposed amendment to 603 CMR 30.00, Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards for Competency Determination Regulations.

    The proposed amendment would establish a new competency determination standard in English language arts, mathematics, and science and technology/engineering for students in the classes of 2026–2029.

    Board members expressed particular interest in comments on:

    • The proposed new standard for students in the classes of 2026–2029,
    • Whether a standard should be set now for students in the class of 2030 and beyond, and if so, whether the standard should be Meeting Expectations on the high school MCAS exams, and
    • The proposed changes to the Educational Proficiency Plan and other supports for students' academic success.

    Copies of the proposed amendment are available on the Department's website or by calling 781-338-3625. Written comments on the proposed amendment may be submitted by mail to: Student Assessment Office, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, by fax to: 781-338-3630 or by e-mail to: mcas@doe.mass.edu . The deadline for submission of public comment is June 3, 2022 at 5pm. The Board is expected to vote on the proposed amendment at its regular monthly meeting scheduled for June 28, 2022.





    Last Updated: April 28, 2022



     
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