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About the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

What is the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)?

State Testing Information for Massachusetts

Portions of the following material were taken from the Massachusetts Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

  • Grades: 3-8, 10
  • Subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology/Engineering, History, Social Science
  • All students educated with public funds are required to participate in the MCAS tests administered in their grades.

MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)

  • Students with the most significant disabilities who are unable to take the standard MCAS tests even with accommodations participate in the MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt).

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8, 12
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Writing, U.S. History, Civics, Geography, Arts
  • The only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects

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