Parent's Guide to MCAS: A summary of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), including details about the development of the assessment, the importance of the assessment to families and schools, and a summary of the recent changes to the assessment.
Pearson Student Practice Site: Pearson, the test developer for the MCAS, has provided a practice site for schools and families to use to become familiar with the testing tools students can use during the test, as well as the types of questions that are asked. Schools have been using these practice tests periodically to help acclimate students to the testing environment.
Parent's Guide to the Curriculum Frameworks: This is a link to the grade level family guides for the curriculum standards in each subject area. The guides are organized by grade level to provide parents with a sense of the knowledge and skills that students are expected to learn each year. The questions on the MCAS are developed to measure students’ understanding of these concepts.