This year all of our students in grades 3-8 in Holyoke will be taking MCAS 2.0, also known as the Next Generation MCAS. The new test will build upon the best aspects of the MCAS assessments that have served the Commonwealth well for the past two decades. The test will include items that were utilized on last year’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and with new items created specifically for the Spring Assessment.
The MCAS 2.0 tests will be administered to students during the following window:
- Grades 3-8 English Language Arts: April 3rd–May 3rd
- Grades 3-8 Math testing: April 4th-May 26th
- Grades 5 and 8 Science & Tech/Engineering testing: April 5th-May 26th