This year we will administer the ELA MCAS to all sophomores on March 21, 22 and 23. Sophomores will take the Math MCAS on May 15 and May 16. Science tests will be administered to all freshmen and those upper class students who need to take them on June 5 and June 6.
If students miss the ELA Long Composition test on Tuesday, March 21, they may make it up on March 30 only if they have a note from a licensed physician documenting their illness. If students miss any other day of testing they must bring in a note from home. Make up days for the ELA tests will be on March 28, March 29 and March 30. Make up days for math will be on May 18 and May 19. Make up days for science will be on June 7 and 8.
In order to facilitate a test administration that will allow these tests to be taken in the most positive setting, CRLS will use a non-standard schedule on all of the MCAS testing days.
The following schedule shows when the tests will be given and the impact on the regular schedules during the testing periods:
- On Tuesday, March 21, Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 only sophomores will come to school at 8:05AM to take the ELA MCAS. 9th, 11th and 12th grade students will report to class at 11:08AM on Tuesday and Wednesday and at 10:34AM on Thursday.
- On Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, only sophomores will come to school at 8:05AM. They will take the MCAS Math test. 9th, 11th and 12th grade students will report to class at 11:08AM.
- On Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6 only freshmen and upperclassmen who have not passed the Science MCAS will come to school at 8:05AM. All other students will report to class at 11:08AM.
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Students will be given as much time as needed to complete all sections of the test on each day, however, they must finish the test by the end of the school day. They should plan to bring a book with them to read if they finish a test early. All students will be asked to hand the teacher administering the tests their cell phone and any other electronic equipment such as smart watches, iPods or iPads before they are allowed to take the test. If a student is found with a cell phone or other electronic equipment during the test, the test will be invalidated and the student will have to take the test again in order to be able to graduate.
Please encourage your son or daughter to get a good night’s sleep every night before the tests and to eat a good breakfast before school. It is important that we work together so that every student will succeed. With your help I believe that we can reach that goal. Thank you for your cooperation.