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MCAS Update

02 Apr 2021 9:53 AM | Anonymous

We received updated information regarding this year's MCAS testing from Commissioner Riley which indicates that our current juniors will not be taking the MCAS test and a remote option will be available for our Middle School students. We will continue to update you as we receive information.

Below is the MCAS update from Commissioner Riley:

At the April meeting, I will recommend to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that the competency determination (CD) requirement be modified in English language arts and Mathematics for students in the class of 2022 who have not yet earned their CD, in recognition of the missed testing opportunities for that class. As a result, the upcoming MCAS administration window scheduled to open on May 3rd will no longer be required for current 11th graders.

Districts will be able to offer a remote administration of the 2021 ELA, Mathematics and Science assessments in grades 3-8 to accommodate families who chose to have their children learn remotely through the end of the school year. Our Student Assessment office will provide additional detail and training in the coming weeks.

Below is the update schedule:

Grade 5 – only 1 session per test this year (computer vs. paper based testing is determined through the IEP)

  • ELA, May 17th
  • Math, May 19th
  • Science, May 27th

Grades 6, 7 & 8 - testing TBD

Grade 9 Biology (legacy test all paper based)

  • June 8 & 9

Grade 10 ELA (we are choosing to give the next-generation test) (computer vs. paper based testing is determined through the IEP)

  • 10th grade, May 5 & 7

Grade 10 Math (next-generation test)

  • 10th grade, May 12 & 14

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