MCAS Grade 10 Dates
- MCAS ELA - March 28 and 29, 2023
- MCAS Math - May 16 and 17, 2023
- MCAS Biology - June 6 and 7, 2023
*Medical documentation will be required for absent grade 10 students on these days.
To be eligible to receive a high school diploma, students must meet all local graduation requirements and must earn a score of at least 472 on the grade 10 MCAS ELA, at least 486 on MCAS Math and a scaled score of at least 467 on the high school Science and Technology (STE) tests (certain scores may require students to fulfill the requirements of an Education Proficiency Plan (EPP)).
Important MCAS ELA Information for Families
In order to be eligible to receive a high school diploma, students must meet all local graduation requirements and must earn a score of at least 472 on the grade 10 MCAS ELA, at least 486 on MCAS Math, and a scaled score of at least 467 on the high school Science and Technology Engineering (STE) tests (certain scores may require students to fulfill the requirements of an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP).
For 2023, the state is continuing the Next-Generation MCAS tests for ELA, Mathematics, and Science (Biology) for grade ten. These tests will be given electronically.
In order to facilitate this testing effectively, please review the following information carefully:
- We will be conducting an “Infrastructure Trial” for all grade ten students on
March 14, 2023. It is imperative that your children bring their Chromebooks fully charged to school that day.
- During the Infrastructure Trial, all grade ten students will be reporting to their testing rooms and completing a practice MCAS test using the testing application on their Chromebooks.
- It is very important that your child be present on March 14. Please call the school if your child will be absent for any reason.
On Tuesday, March 28th we will be administering the MCAS ELA Session 1 and on Wednesday, March 29th we will be administering the MCAS ELA Session 2 to all sophomores at Blue Hills.
On each day of testing, students are required to bring a fully charged Chromebook to school in order to complete the testing. If your student is having an issue with their Chromebook, please remind them to contact the IT Department here at Blue Hills to get the problem fixed.
Medical documentation is required for any student who misses a test session. The documentation will be required the first day the student returns to school. Please call the attendance office if your child is ill on an MCAS test day.
We know this can be a stressful time for young people. We ask that on these days you do everything you can to be sure that your child arrives at school well-rested and on time. In return, we’ll do everything possible to provide a supportive and encouraging environment. In addition, we will provide breakfast and snacks, as well as lunch for any student who requires extended testing time.
We will be meeting with the students both prior to the Infrastructure Trial and the actual testing dates to review the following:
- Testing will begin by 8:00 a.m. Promptness is essential.
- MCAS test regulations will be followed precisely.
- Students must bring their school-issued fully charged Chromebook to each testing session.
- No cell phones, smart watches, or electronic devices (except Chromebooks) are allowed to be in a student’s possession during testing. All cell phones and smart watches will be collected by the test proctor. Students’ names should be on phones/electronic devices.
- No notes can be brought to the testing room.
- Students can bring materials to the testing room to work on after testing. The test proctors will direct the students where to place such materials in the testing room.
- The MCAS is an untimed test; however, the school day cannot be extended.
- During breaks and after testing, students may not discuss the tests.
Any violation of the above testing regulations will result in the voiding of the test and appropriate notification to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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Department of Education; MCAS practice tests
If you have additional questions please contact the Academic Office at 781-828-5800 x2670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org