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MCAS Presentation. Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. What is MCAS?. M assachusetts C omprehensive A ssessment S ystem MCAS tests knowledge and competence in ……. Science. English. Mathematics. Requirements. Class of 2010 + 220 Science 240 English Math

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MCAS Presentation

  • Shawsheen Valley Technical High School


What is MCAS?

  • Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

  • MCAS tests knowledge and competence in ……

Science

English

Mathematics


Requirements

  • Class of 2010 +

    • 220Science

    • 240 English Math

    • or 220 with Educational Proficiency Plan


Epp educational proficiency plan not reached a scaled score of 240 in english and or mathematics
EPPEducational Proficiency Plannot reached a scaled score of 240 in English and/or mathematics

  • Student’s strengths and weaknesses

  • Projected courses for grades 11 and 12

  • End of the year course exam to ensure progress



2. Available MCAS Support


OPTIONS for Competency

  • 1. MCAS test

2. Appeals - Cohort - Portfolio

3. Alternate Assessment Portfolio for Competency


Alternate assessment portfolio
Alternate Assessment Portfolio

Not for Competency

Certificate of Attendance

MCAS TEST


After school support 632 and 625 grants
After School Support632 and 625 grants

  • Open to all - Summer MCAS preparation sessions, 3 weeks (5:1)

  • Sophomores - MCAS ELA Writing Workshop sessions, two days each week for 4 weeks before test (5:1)

  • Sophomores –MCAS mathematics preparation sessions, two days each week for 3 weeks before test (5:1)

  • Sophomores - MCAS Biology Workshop sessions, six sessions for 2 weeks before test (5:1)


During school support
During School Support

  • Sophomores Pull-out from study skills math 632

  • Juniors and seniors Pull-out from study skills or homeroom (1:1, 2:1) area of need

  • MCAS biology class junior year (3:1)

  • MCAS mathematics class senior year (3:1)


Appeal process sophomore and junior year senior if needed
Appeal Processsophomore and junior year (senior if needed)

  • failed test 3 times (biology 1 time)

  • 95% attendance (max 9 days per year)

  • Mean score cohort group(C+/B ave in content area)

  • After school or summer MCAS help sessions

  • Teacher recommendation


Alternate assessment portfolio1
Alternate Assessment Portfolio

  • mathematics, English or science

  • Requirements from D.E.S.E.

  • MCAS classes, pull-out sessions, after school.


Most Important

  • Belief System

  • Attendance

  • Homework and Grades


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