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  • What is the Next-Generation MCAS?

    • Updated version of the nearly 20-year-old MCAS assessment
    • Focuses on students’ critical thinking abilities, application of knowledge, and ability to make connections between reading and writing 
    • Gives a clearer signal of readiness for the next grade level or college and career 
    • Designed to be given on a computer (though paper versions remain available) ê First given in spring 2017 in grades 3-8 in English language arts and math 
    • Will eventually replace all older (“legacy”) MCAS tests in grades 3-10

    Computer -Based Testing

    • Spring 2017:
      • 60% of all grades 3-8 students took the test on computers; >93% in grades 4 and 8
    • Phasing in computer-based testing by grade level
      • Spring 2017: Grades 4 and 8 English language arts (ELA) and math
      • Spring 2018: Grades 4-5 and 7-8 in ELA and math and grades 5 and 8 in science and tech/eng
      • Spring 2019: All tests in grades 3-8, grade 10 ELA and math

    Equating of Computer- and PaperBased Test Forms

    • Ensure fairness regardless of test form (computer or paper) 
    • Applied in grades where schools could choose to administer computer-based or paper-based tests (grades 3, 5, 6, and 7) 
    • Used the results from parts of the test that are similar to help adjust the scoring on parts of the test that vary by format.

    MCAS Achievement Levels

    • Next-Generation

    Exceeding Expectations A student who performed at this level exceeded grade-level expectations by demonstrating mastery of the subject matter.

    Meeting Expectations A student who performed at this level met grade-level expectations and is academically on track to succeed in the current grade in this subject.

    Partially Meeting Expectations A student who performed at this level partially met grade-level expectations in this subject. Not Meeting Expectations A student who performed at this level did not meet grade-level expectations in this subject

    Not Meeting Expectations A student who performed at this level did not meet grade-level expectations in this subject. 

     

    Hopkinton Celebrates Performance:

    Elmwood School - Grade 3 ELA Ranked 4th in Massachusetts

    Grade 3 ELA

    Elmwood School - Grade 3 Math Ranked 4th in Massachusetts 

     grade 3 math

    Hopkinton Middle School - Grade 7 ELA - Ranked 8th in Massachusetts

    Grade 7 ELA

    Hopkinton Middle School - Grade 7 Math - Ranked 6th in Massachusetts

    Grade 7 Math

    Hopkinton Middle School - Grade 8 ELA - Ranked 5th in Massachusetts

    Grade 8 ELA

    Hopkinton Middle School - Grade 8 Math - Ranked 3rd in Massachusetts

    Grade 8 Math

     

    Hopkinton's Complete Report Card

    MCAS PARENT PAGE