It seems like we just finished our English Languague Arts (ELA) & Reading MCAS and the math and science tests are already on our doorstep.
Anxiety is the biggest issue many families face with MCAS in elementary schools. The only place it is necessary to “pass” the test is in high school. In an elementary school, we use the results to adjust our instruction and curriculum, and also to identify areas of weakness for individual students, and to then provide instruction to fill in the gaps.
Here’s a link to a parent overview on MCAS, along with some tips for reducing anxiety, how to help throughout the school year, and what to do the night before, and morning of, the testing days. Happy reading!