MCAS Information

All grade 10 students in the state of Massachusetts are required to take and pass The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). This Competency Determination (CD) is a requirement for earning a high school diploma under Massachusetts state law. A student must also meet local requirements for graduation. Beginning with the Class of 2010, as student must achieve:

  • A minimum score of 240 (Proficient level) on the Grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) and Grade 10 Mathematics MCAS tests or retests.
    or
  • A minimum score of 220 (Needs Improvement level) on the Grade 10 ELA and Grade 10 Mathematics MCAS tests or retests and successfully complete an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP).
    and
  • A minimum score of a 220 (Needs Improvement) on one of the following high school MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) tests: Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics or Technology/Engineering.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: MCAS Resource Center
Student Tutorial, Practice Tests and Other Resources

MCAS Tips for Parents

Grade 10 Math MCAS Review Packet

Grade 10 Math MCAS Sample Test

Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP) Info