Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 MCAS Data Release and Review Schedule


Date*
Deliverable / Event
Mode of Delivery
June 2017
June 12
Portfolio Feedback Forms for students who participated in the MCAS-Alt posted electronically for principals

DropBox Central in the Department's Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

June 20
MCAS ELA Composition images for grade 10 posted electronically for principals

MCAS Service Center website:
www.mcasservicecenter.com/

June 27









Raw MCAS .csv data files posted electronically for superintendents & principals:
·       ELA, full results for grade 10 (except SGP); selected response results only for grades 3–8 (Note: Next-Generation MCAS scaled scores & transitional SGPs not yet available)
·       Mathematics, selected response results only
·       STE, grades 5 & 8, selected response results only
·       MCAS-Alt, full results in all subjects

DropBox Central in the Department's Security Portal:
Schools may begin contacting the MCAS Service Center with questions about preliminary student results

MCAS Service Center:
1 (800) 737-5103
June 30
Raw MCAS Student Rosters posted electronically for superintendents & principals

DropBox Central in the Department's Security Portal:

July 2017
Beginning on
July 7
Raw MCAS curriculum & item analysis reports & interactive rosters available to superintendents & principals in Edwin Analytics:
·       ELA, full results (Note: Next-Generation MCAS scaled scores & transitional SGPs not yet available)
·       Mathematics, selected response results only
·       STE, grades 5 & 8, selected response results only

Edwin Analytics in the Department's Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/



Late July
MCAS-Alt score appeal results received by principals

Regular mail

August 2017
August 15

Preliminary MCAS Student Rosters & .csv data files posted electronically for superintendents & principals:
·       ELA, Math, & STE, full results (Note: Next-Generation MCAS scaled scores & transitional SGPs not yet available)
·       MCAS-Alt, full results in all subjects

DropBox Central in the Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

Preliminary MCAS curriculum & item analysis reports & interactive rosters available to superintendents & principals in Edwin Analytics (Note: Next-Generation MCAS scaled scores & transitional SGPs not yet available)
Edwin Analytics in the Department's Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/


Preliminary assessment participation data – aggregated by subgroup & subject – posted electronically for superintendents & principals

DropBox Central in the Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/


August 15 – August 22
MCAS discrepancy reporting window. Instructions on how to identify & report discrepancies will be posted at the MCAS Service Center website & in DropBox Central in the Department’s Security Portal. Discrepancies reported after this window closes will NOT be included in MCAS Parent/Guardian Reports or in the public release of official school & district results

MCAS Service Center website:
www.mcasservicecenter.com/
Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

August 15
MCAS reporting teleconferences to assist superintendents & principals in their review of preliminary MCAS results & in reporting discrepancies

Registration required through the MCAS Service Center website: www.mcasservicecenter.com/


Late August
Preliminary accountability data for all districts & schools provided electronically to superintendents & principals

Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

Accountability reporting webinars to assist superintendents & principals in their review of preliminary accountability data

TBD

September 2017
Mid-September
MCAS-Alt portfolios & portfolio feedback forms received by principals

UPS delivery to district offices


October 2017
Mid-October
Official embargoed MCAS student rosters & .csv data files posted electronically for superintendents & principals

DropBox Central in the Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

Official embargoed MCAS & MCAS-Alt student results available to superintendents & principals in Edwin Analytics
Edwin Analytics in the Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

Official embargoed assessment participation data – aggregated by subgroup & subject – posted electronically for superintendents & principals

DropBox Central in the Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

Official embargoed accountability data for all districts & schools provided electronically to superintendents & principals

Department’s Security Portal:
https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/
October 24
Official district & school-level MCAS & MCAS-Alt results released to the public

Department’s website:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/

Official accountability reports for all districts & schools released to the public

Department’s website:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/

Printed MCAS parent/guardian reports for students participating in standard MCAS tests & MCAS-Alt received by superintendents

UPS delivery to district offices


November 2017
Mid-November
School & district report cards available to the public

Department’s website:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/