Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Tests (MCAS)
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is a state-mandated test that students must pass to earn a high school diploma. The test covers language arts, mathematics, and science and technology/engineering. Students who are not proficient English speakers or who have special needs are not exempt from state testing.
Here at Dearborn, we make sure our students are fully prepared to do well on the assessment tests. Students who have had trouble with tests in the past or have testing anxiety can take advantage of our remediation and preparation classes to learn content and test taking strategies. In the past ten years, 100% of Dearborn students have passed the required tests and gone on to earn a high school diploma.
Dearborn works closely with each student’s IEP team to determine which testing accommodations are appropriate.
For information about the MCAS testing schedule, visit the state's website.