*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. 

MCAS 2017-2018 School Year Testing Schedule

November 2017 MCAS ELA & Math Retests

ELA Composition Sessions A & B November 8, 2017
ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 November 9, 2017
ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 November 14, 2017
Mathematics Session 1 November 15, 2017
Mathematics Session 2 November 16, 2017
Last date for regular make-up testing November 17, 2017

2018 ACCESS for ELLS test K-12

ACCESS for ELLs test sessions  January 4-February 7, 2018

February 2018 High School MCAS Biology Test

Biology Session 1 February 5, 2018
Biology Session 2 February 6, 2018

March 2018 MCAS ELA & Math Retests

ELA Composition Sessions A & B February 28, 2018
ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 March 1, 2018
ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 March 2, 2018
Mathematics Session 1 March 5, 2018
Mathematics Session 2 March 6, 2018
Last date for regular make-up testing March 7, 2018

March-April 2018 Grade 10 MCAS ELA Test

ELA Composition Sessions A & B March 27, 2018
ELA Composition Make-up Sessions A & B April 5, 2018
ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 March 28, 2018
ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 March 29, 2018
Last date for regular make-up testing April 10, 2018

Spring 2018 MCAS Gr. 3-8 ELA & Math, and Gr. 5 & 8 STE**

ELA test sessions April 2-May 4, 2018
MATH test sessions April 3-May 25, 2018
STE sessions April 4-May 25, 2018

2018 MCAS/EPP Mathematics Test

MCAS/EPP Mathematics Test sessions April 23-May 4, 2018
Last day for make-up testing May 4, 2018

May 2018 Grade 10 MCAS Mathematics Test

Mathematics Session 1 May 23, 2018
Mathematics Session 2 May 24, 2018
Last date for regular make-up testing May 30, 2018

June 2018 High School MCAS STE* Test

STE Session 1 June 6, 2018
STE Session 2 June 7, 2018
Last date for regular make-up testing June 12, 2018

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