MCAS


All students must pass the grade 10 MCAS test in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and one of the four high school Science and Technology tests in order to be eligible for a high school diploma (in addition to fulfilling local graduation requirements).


MCAS Test Dates for 2018-2019

Grade 9
Science.....................June 4-5, 2019

Grade 10
ELA..........................March 26-27, 2019
Mathematics.............May 21-22, 2019

Grade 10 - Retesting
ELA..........................November 8-9, 13, 2018
Mathematics.............November 14-15, 2018
Biology.....................February 6-7, 2019
ELA..........................March 4-6, 2019
Mathematics............March 7-8, 2019
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver at a Massachusetts state college or university. The scholarship covers tuition only; fees and room and board are not included. Massachusetts public high school students become eligible for the scholarship when they:
  • score at the Advanced performance level on one of the three high school MCAS tests in ELA, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or Technology/Engineering); AND
  • score at the Proficient level or higher on the other two high school MCAS tests; AND
  • have combined scores from the three tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.

The Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction waives tuition at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. To be eligible to apply for a Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Award, a student must:
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Massachusetts public high school. (Students who have graduated high school are not eligible to apply)
  • Be a permanent Massachusetts resident.
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen.
    (In order to use the tuition waiver portion of the Certificate, students must be eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA))
Initial qualification for the Certificate of Mastery, requires that a student score "Advanced" on at least one grade 10 MCAS test subject, and score "Proficient" on the remaining sections of the grade 10 MCAS. To Receive the Certificate of Mastery, students must fulfill additional requirements through one of the following combinations covering both arts/humanities and mathematics/science:
  • 2 AP exams with scores of 3 or better;
  • 2 SAT II exams (Minimum score dependent upon subject area. Scores are listed on the Koplik application);
  • 1 SAT II exam and 1 AP exam; or
  • 1 SAT II exam and 1 other achievement; or
  • 1 AP exam and 1 other achievement.
Students are required to meet or exceed the Needs Improvement threshold scaled score of 240 on both the English Language Arts and the Mathematics MCAS grade 10 tests in order to satisfy the requirements of the Competency Determination. If a student does not meet this requirement he/she will be placed on an Educational Proficiency Plan. For more information please click the link above.