2017 MCAS Report

Presented to School Committee on 11/13/2017

New Standards – New Opportunities Presentation  

from April 12, 2018 Parent Coffee

Student Assessment Reports from Previous Years

2016 MCAS & PARCC* Report

2015 MCAS, PARCC* & ERB Report

2014 MCAS & ERB Report

2013 MCAS & ERB Report

2012 MCAS & ERB Report

2011 MCAS & ERB Report

2010 MCAS & ERB Report

2009 MCAS & ERB Report

2008 MCAS & ERB Report

2007 MCAS & ERB Report

*PARCC – Performance Based Assessment (PBA)

As part of Massachusetts’ two-year “test drive” of PARCC, the Department asked school districts to choose whether to administer MCAS or PARCC tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics to students in grades 3-8 spring 2015; and later in 2015, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted for the state to adopt PARCC for spring 2016.  For 2017, PARCC was eliminated and MCAS 2.0 was implemented.  Based upon the “legacy” MCAS and similar in format to PARCC, MCAS 2.0  is untimed and will be administered on computers to assess the Massachusetts learning standards.  Students will have access to the time they need to complete the assessment. MCAS 2.0 assesses English Language Arts (ELA) and Math, only. Science assessments are as they have been in the past, on paper and based upon “legacy” MCAS.

MCAS 2018-2019 School Year Testing Schedule

November 2018 MCAS ELA & Math Retests (paper-based tests)

ELA Composition Sessions A & B November 8, 2018
ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 November 9, 2018
ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 November 13, 2018
Mathematics Session 1 November 14, 2018
Mathematics Session 2 November 15, 2018

February 2019 High School MCAS Biology Test (paper-based tests)

Biology Session 1 February 6, 2019
Biology Session 2 February 7, 2019

March 2019 MCAS ELA & Math Retests (paper-based tests)

ELA Composition Sessions A & B March 4, 2019
ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 March 5, 2019
ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 March 6, 2019
Mathematics Session 1 March 7, 2019
Mathematics Session 2 March 8, 2019

March 2019 Grade 10 MCAS ELA Test (computer-based test)

Primary Administration Dates
    ELA Session 1 March 26, 2019
    ELA Session 2 March 27, 2019
Secondary Administration Dates
    ELA Session 1 March 28, 2019
    ELA Session 2 March 29, 2019

Spring 2019 MCAS Gr. 3-8 ELA & Math, and Gr. 5 & 8 STE** (computer-based tests)

ELA test sessions April 1-May 3, 2019
MATH test sessions April 2-May 24, 2019
STE sessions April 3-May 24, 2019

May 2019 Grade 10 MCAS Mathematics Test (computer-based test)

Primary Administration Dates
    Mathematics Session 1 May 21, 2019
    Mathematics Session 2 May 22, 2019
Secondary Administration Dates
    Mathematics Session 1 May, 23, 2019
    Mathematics Session 2 May, 24, 2019

June 2019 High School MCAS STE* Test (paper-based tests)

STE Session 1 June 4, 2019
STE Session 2 June 5, 2019

May-June 2019 MCAS Biology & Introductory Physics Field Tests (computer-based administration)

STE Session 1 May 28-June 14, 2019

**=Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Technology/Engineering Tests

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website has further information available that is consistently updated. Below, you will find a few links on the DESE website that can serve as a resource or reference.

MCAS 2.0 Home page: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/home.html

Parent/Guardian Information (not updated yet): http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/parents/

Accessibility and Accommodations: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/accessibility/

History of MCAS/MCAS 2.0: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/nextgen/default.html

Participation Requirements (G.L. c.69, s.1I): http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.aspx?id=14573

High School Graduation Requirements: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/graduation.html