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ERIC Number: ED514579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
MA State Profile. Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Center on Education Policy
This paper provides information about Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), a comprehensive standards-based test. The purpose of the test is to: (1) Inform and improve classroom instruction; (2) Evaluate student, school, and district performance according to Massachusetts Curriculum Framework content standards and MCAS performance levels; and (3) Determine eligibility for a competency determination (CD), which is a requirement for receiving a high school diploma. [For the main report, "State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments" see ED514155.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System