ERIC Number: ED459618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Requirements for the Participation of Students with Limited English Proficiency: A Guide for Educators and Parents. Spring 2000 Update.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.
This document provides an overview of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), the state's student testing system. MCAS measures the performance of students, schools, and districts by assessing student knowledge of the academic learning standards contained in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The purpose of this document is to assist principals, bilingual education directors, English-as-a-Second-Language staff, and other educators to assess the status of each limited English proficient student and to determine whether he or she is required to participate in MCAS in the spring of year 2000. The document is organized accordingly: Part 1, "Overview of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System"; Part 2, "Overview of Definitions and Policies for Assessing LEP Students," including details concerning the definition of Limited English Proficient (LEP), MCAS participation requirements for LEP students, LEP students with disabilities, student identification forms, and reporting of LEP results; Part 3, "The Spanish Version MCAS Tests," including content areas tested, types of questions, Spanish-version test materials, and test administration guidelines for the spring of 2000. (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Massachusetts Department of Education, 350 Main St., Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 718-338-3625 (TTY); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts