The following provides general information on the types of testing offered throughout high school.

MCAS – MASSACHUSETTS COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

What is the MCAS? Under the 1993 Education Reform Act, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was given the authority to establish curriculum frameworks in English, mathematics, and other core subjects. The MCAS is a state-mandated test sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education that measures these state-wide academic standards.

Who takes the MCAS?
The ELA and Math exams are administered to both 7th & 8th grade students in the spring. The Science exam is given in the spring to the 8th graders.

How does a student register for the MCAS?
All full-time students will automatically be registered to take the exams at the given time.

For more information on the MCAS and testing dates, please contact the guidance office or visit www.doe.mass.edu/mcas.