Please click here to access the 2021 MCAS report presented to School Committee on October 12, 2021 by Dr. Kimo Carter, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning.  You can also view Dr. Carter’s powerpoint presentation by clicking here.

MCAS 2022-2023 School Year Testing Schedule

    ELA  Session 1 – March 28

Session 2 – March 29

    Mathematics Session 1 – May 16

Session 2 – May 17

ELA  March 27 – April 28
Mathematics  April 24 – May 26
STE  April 25 –  May 26
Biology and Introductory Physics – Next Generation

(for Grades 9 and above)

Session 1 – June 6

Session 2 – June 7

Chemistry and Technology/Engineering – Legacy

(for Grades 10 and above)

Session 1 – June 6

Session 2 – June 7

 2021 MCAS Report

2020 MCAS were not administered due to COVID-19

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.

*=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: https://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/

Parent/Guardian Information:https://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/parents/default.html

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