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ERIC Number: ED508407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Report to the Legislature: Audio-Digital MCAS Pilot Program. Line Item 7061-0012
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
This paper presents the Final Report on the Audio-Digital MCAS Pilot Program. The Department and Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) have collaborated to provide audio-digital read-aloud editions of the Grade 10 English Language Arts and Mathematics MCAS tests for a small number of students with disabilities such as dyslexia and/or vision impairments who use this technology routinely and whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 teams feel it is the most appropriate assessment method. Most students who require the read-aloud accommodation, however, appear to be accessing these tests in other ways, either through human readers or through the Kurzweil 3000 software that permits the student to view the test onscreen while it is read aloud electronically. Provided the funding for this project continues to be available, the Department will work with RFB&D to explore opportunities to increase awareness of this testing option for students with disabilities. The Department will monitor test results to determine trends in student performance as a result of using the RFB&D edition of MCAS tests. Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2007, line item 7061-0012 is appended. (Contains 2 tables.)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 800-439-2370; Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System