SCHS Student Handbook

2013-2014 MCAS/ACCESS for ELLs Testing Schedule

November 2013 MCAS ELA and Mathematics Retests Date/Time*
Test Administration ELA Composition, Sessions A and B November 6
ELA Reading Comprehension, Sessions 1 and 2 November 7
ELA Reading Comprehension, Session 3 November 8
Mathematics, Session 1 November 12
Mathematics, Session 2 November 13
2014 ACCESS for ELLs Test Date/Time
Test Administration ACCESS for ELLs Test Sessions January 9 - February 12**
February 2014 MCAS High School Biology Test Date/Time
Test Administration Biology, Session 1 February 3
Biology, Session 2 February 4

*Individual test sessions are designed to be completed in 45 minutes for ELA Composition and ELA Reading Comprehension, and 60 minutes for Mathematics and February Biology.

**Each ACCESS for ELLs test for grades 1–12 is designed to be completed in one session for each of the following areas: Listening (25 minutes), Reading (35 minutes), Writing (35–65 minutes, depending on the student’s English proficiency), and Speaking (15 minutes). The kindergarten test is designed to be completed in 45 minutes (1 session, individually administered). Refer to www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/access for more information.

March 2014 MCAS ELA and Mathematics Retests Date/Time***
Test Administration ELA Composition, Sessions A and B March 3
ELA Reading Comprehension, Sessions 1 and 2 March 4
ELA Reading Comprehension, Sessions 3 March 5
Mathematics, Session 1 March 6
Mathematics, Session 2 March 7
2014 MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS - Alt): Grades 3 -12 Date/Time
  Complete PCPA (Materials Received Section). Report packing discrepancies, if necessary. Order additional materials, if necessary. February 24 - March 14, 12:00 pm

***Each test for grades 3–8 has two separate sessions (sessions for high school tests are noted in the table). Individual test sessions are designed to be completed in 45 minutes for ELA Composition, grade 10 ELA Reading Comprehension, and the ELA Reading Comprehension retest; and 60 minutes

March - April 2014 MCAS Tests (Grades 3 - 8 and 10 English Language Arts) Date/Time****
Test Administration ELA Composition, Sessions A and B
(grades 4, 7, and 10 only)
March 18
ELA Composition Make-Up, Sessions A and B
(grades 4, 7, and 10 only)
March 27
ELA Reading Comprehension Test Sessions March 17 - 31
(grades 3, 5, 6, 8)

March 19 - 31
(grades 4 and 7)
ELA Reading Comprehension, Sessions 1 and 2 March 19 (grade 10)
ELA Reading Comprehension, Session 3 March 21 (grade 10)
May 2014 MCAS Tests (Grades 3 - 8 Mathematics, Science and Technology/Engineering) Date/Time
Test Administration Mathematics Test Sessions May 5 - 20
Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Test Sessions May 6 - 20
(grades 5 and 8)

****Each test for grades 3–8 has two separate sessions (sessions for high school tests are noted in the table). Individual test sessions are designed to be completed in 45 minutes for ELA Composition, grade 10 ELA Reading Comprehension, grades 3–6 Mathematics, and grades 5 and 8 STE; 50 minutes for grades 7–8 Mathematics; and 60 minutes for grades 3–8 ELA Reading Comprehension. Refer to the appropriate Principal’s Administration Manual for more information, including participation guidelines, the prescribed order for administering each grade’s tests, and the policy for make-up testing.

May 2014 MCAS Tests (Grades 10 Mathematics) Date/Time*****
Test Administration Mathematics, Session 1 May 13
Mathematics, Session 2 May 14
June 2014 High School STE MCAS Tests Date/Time
Test Administration STE, Session 1
(Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Technology/Engineering)
June 2******
STE, Session 2 June 3

*****Individual test sessions are designed to be completed in 60 minutes for grade 10 Mathematics and high school STE.

******Advanced Placement (AP) exams were not scheduled when the MCAS test schedule was developed. For spring 2014, tenth graders participating in AP exams scheduled for the same dates as MCAS tests may either participate in the scheduled MCAS test session when finished with the AP exam, or participate in a make-up session as soon after the regularly administered session as possible.


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