National Assessment Survey

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Algebra II End-of-Course Exam
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Algebra II
Grade Level End of Course
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/algebra.html
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Biology
Grade Level End of Course
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Chemistry
Grade Level End of Course
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 7

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 11
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 3

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 12
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 4

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 3
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 1

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 4
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 5

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 6
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 2

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 7
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 6

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA/Writing
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA/Writing
Grade Level 4
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA/Writing
Grade Level 7
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 1
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 1
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 11
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 11
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 12
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 12
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 2
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 2
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 3
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 3
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 4
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 4
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 5
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 5
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 6
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 6
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 7
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 7
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 9
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 9
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/mepa/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description History and Social Science
Grade Level 5
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 20

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description History and Social Science
Grade Level 7
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 21

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 12

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 11
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 13

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 12
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 14

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 3
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 4
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 4
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 8

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 5
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 6
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 6
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 9

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 7
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 7
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 10

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 11

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Physics
Grade Level End of Course
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 3
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 5
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 6
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade Level 10
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 17

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade Level 11
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 18

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade Level 12
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 19

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade Level 5
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade Level 5
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 15

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science and Technology/Engineering
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/
Assessment administeredBeginning of the School Year - Apr 16

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor MA
Vendor Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assessment Name Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments System (MCAS)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Technology/Engineering
Grade Level End of Course
Assessment URL http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.