MCAS at Hanover Middle School  
     
  The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is designed to meet the requirements of the Education Reform Law of 1993. This law specifies that the testing program must
  • test all public school students in Massachusetts, including students with disabilities and limited English proficient students;
  • test all public school students in Massachusetts, including students with disabilities and limited English proficient students;
  • measure performance based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework learning standards;
  • report on the performance of individual students, schools, and districts. 

As required by the Education Reform Law, students must pass the grade 10 tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics as one condition of eligibility for a high school diploma (in addition to fulfilling local requirements).

In addition, the MCAS program is used to hold schools and districts accountable, on a yearly basis, for the progress they have made toward the objective of the No Child Left Behind Law that all students be proficient in Reading and Mathematics by 2014.

 
     
  MCAS Pretest  
   
     
  Testing Dates  
 

We are encouraging all students to be present on the days of their tests. Any student who is absent due to illness on test days is required to bring in a doctor's note.

Make-ups will be administered any day during the MCAS testing period. The State has determined that any child who misses the make-up test, without an official doctor's note, will be assessed the minimum score for that content area.

It is recommended that students have a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast to ensure optimal test performance. Every student is required to bring a reading book for all test dates.

If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 781-871-1122.