STATEWIDE TESTING SCHEDULES FOR MCASTop of Page

The testing schedules for MCAS are posted on the Department of Education web site at www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/cal.html. Please make note of updates that have been made to the testing schedules since they were originally posted.

MCAS ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT (MCAS-ALT)Top of Page

MCAS is designed to measure a student's knowledge of key concepts and skills outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. A small number of 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). MCAS-Alt consists of a portfolio of specific materials collected annually by the teacher and student. Evidence for the portfolio may include work samples, instructional data, videotapes, and other supporting information.

Requirements for the Participation of Students with Disabilities in MCAS