Voluntary Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Question Tryout for Grades 5 and 8:
As part of the STE transition plan to assess the new standards adopted in January 2016 and to transition to computer-based assessment, ESE is recruiting schools to participate in a voluntary test administration to try out new computer-based test questions for grades 5 and 8. Results will only be used to evaluate the questions administered and will not be used to generate student, school, or district results. The tryout administration window will be minutes. This tryout does not take the place of the regular MCAS administration. A survey , and the test session will take approximately 45 to collect information from interested schools (i.e., number of students participating at grades 5 and/or 8) was emailed to elementary and middle school principals on Monday, November 14, 2016.