Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MCAS-Alt Portfolios-in-Progress Training Sessions


Registration for the MCAS-Alt Portfolios-in-Progress training sessions is now available for teachers who are conducting the MCAS-Alt in their schools. Please encourage teachers to attend one of the sessions listed below. All sessions are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Wednesday, March 8
ThursdayMarch 9
FridayMarch 10
Marlborough
Best Western
Danvers
Doubletree
Taunton
Holiday Inn
Note: The “Introduction to MCAS-Alt” session will not be offered.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Additional Practice Tests Added to the MCAS Resource Center

New and additional resources are now available on the MCAS Resource Center to support students and teachers in becoming familiar with the Next Generation test design:

  • ELA practice sessions, with answers and scoring rubrics.  One practice session is currently available for grades 3-8 as a paper and online version.
  • Math practice sessions, with answers and scoring rubrics.  Two practice sessions are currently available for grades 3-8 as paper and online versions.
  • Text-to-speech math practice sessions were recently added in grades 3, 6 and 7.  Additional text-to-speech practice sessions for math grades 4, 5 and 8 are on the way, as well as text-to-speech practice sessions in ELA.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Edwin Analytics Cheat Sheet

Unsure which Edwin report will answer your data query?  Not sure where to find it?  Visit the Edwin Analytics- Report Cheat Sheet, located on the right-hand side of the Edwin homepage.  This document provides an overview of the available data captured in Edwin, and where to find it!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Next Generation MCAS Practice Tests Now Available

Next Generation MCAS Practice Tests are now available online, on a rolling basis.  ELA computer-based practice tests are currently available for grades 3-6.  Additional grades as well as math computer-based practice tests will be added in the coming weeks.  Paper-based practice tests, scoring rubrics and answer keys are currently available for ELA and math, grades 3-8 and 10, and science grades 5, 8 and high school.