The MCAS remains closely aligned to the Common Core Standards that were adopted as Massachusetts State Frameworks in July 2011. It is intended to provide you and your child’s teacher with information about how our students are performing relative to the MA State Frameworks. Results from the MCAS assessment are used by the District to inform professional development for teachers, curriculum material purchases and instructional practices.
Please assist us by providing your child with encouragement and reassurance leading up to these assessments. It is important to remind your child that these assessments are an opportunity to share how much they know and are able to do. It is merely one piece of information demonstrating their many talents.