MCAS Information

Some important facts about the MCAS test:

All students are required to earn at least a 220 (Needs Improvement) on the grade 10 English, Math, and Science MCAS tests for graduation. Students who earn between 220 and 238 on the English and Math MCAS tests are placed on an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP). Students on an EPP must prove that they are working towards proficiency in order to qualify for graduation. Students who do not earn a 220 on the exams are required to participate in the MCAS retest exam until they have earned a passing score.

Scaled Score

Performance Level

Graduation Requirement

280 - ­260


Fulfills graduation requirement for all 3 exams

Adams scholarship requirement for Math and English

258­ - 240


Fulfills graduation requirement for all 3 exams

Adams scholarship requirement for Math or English provided other is advanced.

238­ - 220

Needs Improvement

Fulfills graduation requirement for Science.

Students scoring at this level on English or Math must be placed on an Educational Proficiency Plan(EPP) and must successfully fulfill the requirements of the plan to graduate.

218­ - 200


Does not fulfill graduation requirement. Students must participate in retest opportunities until they achieve at least 220



MCAS Testing Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year:

ELA Retest- November 2, 3, & 4, 2016

Math Retest- November 9 & 10, 2016

ACCESS for ELLs Test- January 5- February 8, 2017*

Biology Retest- February 6 & 7, 2017

ELA Retest- March 1, 2, & 3, 2017

Math Retest- March 6 & 7, 2017 Grade 10 

Grade 10 English- March 21, 22, & 23, 2017

Grade 10 Math- May 16 & 17, 2017

Science- June 5 & 6, 2017


John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

●  score at the
Advanced performance level on one of the three high school state assessment tests in ELA, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or Technology/Engineering); and

●  score at the
Proficient level or higher on the remaining two high school state assessment 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