ERIC Number: ED478064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of the MCAS 2001 Tests.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This overview of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests is designed to help schools implement the Massachusetts"Curriculum Frameworks." For this fourth administration of the MCAS tests in 2001, the design of the tests remains essentially the same, but there are some changes highlighted in this overview. The first chapter explains the intent and structure of this document. The second chapter provides an overview of the MCAS and highlights updates related to administration in 2001. Chapters 3 through 6 each contain an overview of MCAS test specifications, administration, and features for one content area. Sample items are included for the tests being given for the first time in 2001. The content areas are: (1) English Language Arts; (2) Mathematics; (3) Science and Technology/Engineering; and (4) History and Social Science.Seven appendixes contain learning standards from the Curriculum Frameworks. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System