MCAS

Mass. Considers Tests To Assess Kindergarten Kids

Massachusetts education officials are developing plans to test students as soon as they enter kindergarten to determine how prepared they are to start school.

10/02/2011

Michael Safran, sitting with his dad, is the student who pointed out a huge MCAS scoring error to state officials.

Newton Student Finds MCAS Grading Error That Affected 70K Kids

Massachusetts education officials say more than 3,000 students who passed the spring 2011 Grade 10 MCAS math test achieved a higher performance level than first indicated.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/01/2011

‘Chronically Underperforming’ Schools Show MCAS Improvements

State education officials say more than two-thirds of schools designated as chronically underperforming a year ago showed significant improvement in the MCAS English and math exams taken this past spring.

09/20/2011

MCAS Results Show Math & English Improvements

State education officials say fifth-graders made marked improvements on the math and English portions of the MCAS exam in the past year, while 10th-graders showed improvement on the English section.

09/09/2011

Failing MCAS Results In Science For Number Of Mass. High Schoolers

Hundreds of Massachusetts high school seniors were denied diplomas at the end of the last school year because they failed the MCAS science exam.

07/26/2011

Mass. Board Approves New Teacher Evaluations

Public school teachers will soon be evaluated on student performance in the classroom and on Massachusetts standardized tests.

06/28/2011

State Tosses Out More Of Somerset School’s MCAS Scores

State education officials have invalidated every MCAS test taken last year by students at a Somerset elementary school after finding evidence of cheating.

05/26/2011

Teacher Evaluations May Soon Include Student MCAS Scores

Student performance is often judged by MCAS scores, and soon, teachers might be judged that way as well.

04/17/2011

State Tosses Somerset Elementary School’s MCAS Testing Results

The state is throwing out another school’s MCAS results because of questions over cheating.

04/12/2011

MCAS Irregularities Found In Boston’s Blackstone Elementary

Boston and state education officials say an eight-month inquiry has found testing irregularities on MCAS mathematics tests at a Boston elementary school.

04/08/2011

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