Dear Parents of Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5:

In April and May students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, or MCAS tests.  All students will take the tests using an online format with iPads. In the next week students will begin practicing with the online format.  These practice sessions are just one of the many ways we prepare students for the MCAS tests.

Below are the dates for each of the tests.  As in the past, students will be offered the chance to start each morning with movement and fun during “MCAS Bootcamp” in the gym with Mrs. Fyvie.  I will provide further details about Bootcamp and testing in the next few weeks.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary Education provides several resources for parents and guardians about the MCAS which you can read here.  If you have any questions about the MCAS, please reach out to your child’s teacher or me.  

Warm regards,

Toni Jolley

MCAS Testing Schedule 2019

Bates School

Grade 3

Thursday April 25    English Language Arts

Friday April 26         English Language Arts

Friday May 10           Math

Monday May 13        Math

Grade 4

Thursday April 4      English Language Arts

Friday April 5           English Language Arts

Thursday May 16     Math

Friday May 17          Math

Grade 5

Monday April 8       English Language Arts

Tuesday April 9      English Language Arts

Monday May 6        Math

Tuesday May 7       Math

Thursday May 16    Science, Technology & Engineering                                                        

Monday May 20      Science, Technology & Engineering

MCAS Testing Information

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