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 2019-2020 School Year Testing Schedule

ELA Composition Sessions A & B November 6, 2019
ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 November 7, 2019
ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 November 8, 2019
Mathematics Session 1 November 13, 2019
Mathematics Session 2 November 14, 2019
Biology Session 1 February 5, 2020
Biology Session 2 February 6, 2020
ELA Composition Sessions A & B March 2, 2020
ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 March 4, 2020
ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 March 5, 2020
Mathematics Session 1 March 6, 2020
Mathematics Session 2 March 9, 2020
Prescribed Administration Dates 
    ELA Session 1 March 24, 2020
    ELA Session 2 March 25, 2020
 Administration Dates Only if Needed
    ELA Session 1 March 26, 2020
    ELA Session 2 March 27, 2020
ELA test sessions CBT: March 30-May 1, 2020    PBT: March 30-April 15, 2020
MATH test sessions CBT: April 27-May 22, 2020    PBT: April 27-May 13, 2020
STE sessions CBT: April 28-May 22, 2020    PBT: April 28-May 13, 2020
Prescribed Administration Dates
    Mathematics Session 1 May 19, 2020
    Mathematics Session 2 May 20, 2020
 Administration Dates Only if Needed
    Mathematics Session 1 May 21, 2020
    Mathematics Session 2 May 22, 2020
Biology and Introductory Physics Tests for Students in the Class of 2023 Only (Next generation, computer -based tests)
Prescribed Administration Dates 
    Biology Session 1                                                       June 2, 2020
    Introductory Physics Session 1 June 2, 2020
    Biology Session 2 June 3, 2020
    Introductory Physics Session 2 June 3, 2020
 Administration Dates Only if Needed
    Biology Session 1 June 4, 2020
    Introductory Physics Session 1 June 4, 2020
    Biology Session 2 June 5, 2020
    Introductory Physics Session 2 June 5, 2020
Biology and Introductory Physics Tests for Students in the Class of 2022 or earlier (Next generation, computer -based tests)
    Session 1  June 2, 2020
    Session 2 June 3, 2020
Chemistry and Technology/Engineering Tests for Students in All Classes (Legacy, paper-based tests)
    Session 1 June 2, 2020
    Session 2 June 3, 2020

*=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: 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