BOSTON (WGGB) – State education officials have postponed a portion of the MCAS test in anticipation of the upcoming snowstorm.
In a letter sent to principals and superintendents Monday, the state’s Associated Commissioner of Student Assessment Elizabeth Davis says because of possible school cancellations and delays, the MCAS ELA Composition test will be now be taken statewide Monday, March 25.
This move impacts students in grades 4, 7, and 10.
Schools that may not be affected by the weather Tuesday and may still be open must also postpone this portion of the exam until next week.
“We realize that this change may be disruptive for some schools, but for security reasons it is critical that all schools administer the ELA Composition on the same day. Even schools that are unaffected by the storm must wait until Monday, March 25, to administer the test,” David writes.
The state does say that for schools that may be in session Tuesday, the MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension test sessions may be held as scheduled.
Students that may be absent on Monday, March 25 will take the ELA Composition make-up test on Thursday, March 28.