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AP and IB Exam Fee Subsidy Program
Exam fee subsidies are available for low-income Massachusetts public school students taking Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams in May 2023.

MassCore Requirements
MassCore is a state-recommended program of study intended to align high school coursework with college and workforce expectations. Students are expected to take four units of Mathematics. An approved CS course may be substituted for one math course.

MCAS Resources


Mathematics Test Design and Development
This webpage has documents related to design of the MCAS for each grade level, including: number of sessions and calculator use, question types, and reporting percentages per category.

MCAS Digital Item Library
To search for released items by standard, this tool provides access to released items from the computer-based MCAS tests beginning with the 2017 MCAS test administration.

MCAS Question Search
To search for released items by standard, this searchable database provides access to released items from the 2013 to 2018 MCAS test administrations.

MCAS Student Work/Scoring Guides
Access to scoring guides for each released essay item, constructed-response item, open-response item, and writing prompt included on the MCAS tests since 2017.

Digital Practice Tests
Access practice tests for ELA, Mathematics, and STE. 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.

Math and STE Reference Sheets
Access Math and STE reference sheets. These reference sheets are provided to students during Mathematics and STE testing.

Last Updated: May 18, 2023

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