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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Test Questions

The links below provide access to released MCAS test questions from the last five years. The test questions from the most recent year are shown below. To view released test questions from a test administration, select the year below, and then select the document containing test questions from a specific administration. You can also access released items and related materials in other formats:

  • The Question Search enables you to browse through all released MCAS items and search for items by grade, question type, curriculum framework, keyword, or other criteria.
  • Computer-based versions of released test questions from the next-generation MCAS tests are available on the MCAS Resource Center website.
  • To view sample student work and scoring guides for essay questions, writing prompts, and other constructed-response questions, browse to the MCAS Student Work/Scoring Guides webpage.

2016 Released Items

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Release of November 2016 MCAS Retest Information
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Release of Spring 2016 Test Items
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Release of Spring 2016 Test Items (Spanish) (with answer key)
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Release of March 2016 MCAS Retest Information
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Release of February 2016 MCAS Biology Test Items

2016 PARCC Items Embedded on MCAS Tests

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Information about PARCC Items Embedded on the 2016 MCAS Tests

Practice Tests

Access practice tests and other resources to prepare students for testing, including standard reference sheets for Mathematics, and approved ELA graphic organizers and reference sheets for students with disabilities.



Last Updated: November 1, 2017
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