Due to COVID-19, MCAS was not administered in 2020.

2019 MCAS Report

2018 MCAS Report

2017 MCAS Report

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 2020-2021 School Year Testing Windows

Next Generation
    ELA Sessions 1 & 2 May 3 – June 11
Legacy
    Composition Sessions A & B May 3 – June 11
    Reading Comprehension Sessions 1-3 May 3 – June 11
Next Generation
    Mathematics Session 1 May 3 – June 11
    Mathematics Session 2 May 3 – June 11
 Legacy
    Mathematics Session 1 May 3 – June 11
    Mathematics Session 2 May 3 – June 11
Grades 3, 4, and 5 ELA, Mathematics, and STE May 10 – June 11
Grades 6, 7, and 8 ELA, Mathematics, and STE May 17-June 11
Students in Grade 9 (class of 2024) must take a HS STE test by the end of grade 10 and must earn a passing score on one of the four STE tests to meet their Competency Determination (CD) requirement to earn a HS diploma in addition to meeting all local graduation requirements.
Prescribed Administration Dates 
    Legacy Biology Sessions 1 & 2                                                    June 1 – June 11
    Legacy Chemistry Sessions 1 & 2 June 1 – June 11
   Legacy Introductory Physics Sessions 1 & 2 June 1 – June 11
    Technology/Engineering Sessions 1 & 2 June 1 – June 11

*=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 Home page: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/home.html

Parent/Guardian Information: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/parents/

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

Why testing matters: https://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/TestingMatters.html

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