BOSTON (CBS) – Tuesday’s scheduled MCAS English Language Composition Test has been postponed due to the snow storm in the forecast.
The test has been postponed to Monday, March 25.READ MORE: Jerry Remy 'Resting Comfortably' At Hospital After Experiencing 'Shortness Of Breath' During Red Sox Telecast Friday
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
According to the Department of Education announcement, the test must be given to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 at the same time. With snow in the forecast, there is a chance some schools will be delayed or canceled on Tuesday.READ MORE: Woburn Man Shot In Neck; Police Say Shooting May Have Been 'Accidental Or Unintentional'
The change will affect all schools, including schools that are not closed or delayed on Tuesday.
“We realize that this change may be disruptive for some schools, but for security reasons it is critical that all schools administer the ELA Composition on the same day. Even schools that are unaffected by the storm must wait until Monday, March 25, to administer the test,” the announcement said.MORE NEWS: Steamship Authority Website Running Again After Ransomware Attack Last Week
The DOE says schools are permitted to administer the reading section of the test on Tuesday if they have school.