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Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 2003
This publication presents guidelines for parents and educators in making appropriate decisions about participation in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MACS) tests for students with disabilities, and it describes commonly used test accommodations. State law requires the participation in MCAS of all students who are educated with…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 2002
This report shares with educators and the public all of the test items on which spring 2002 student results from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) are based. The release of these items provides information on the kinds of knowledge and skills students are expected to demonstrate on the MCAS tests. Local educators are…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs, Test Items
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 2002
This guide explains the results and other information contained in the "Test Item Analysis Report," the "Test Item Report Summary," the "School Report," and the "District Report" for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests of spring 2002.The report contains these sections: (1)…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, State Programs
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 2001
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…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 2000
This guide discusses the participation of students with disabilities in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), the state's student testing program that is being implemented in response to the Education Reform Law of 1993. The statewide assessment program is designed to strengthen public education in Massachusetts and ensure that…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Assessment