Monday, April 2, 2012

MCAS Practice Test

MCAS Practice Reading ELA, and Math Test Online for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, commonly shortened to MCAS is the Commonwealth's statewide standards-based assessment program developed in 1993, in response to the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of the same year. State and federal law mandates that all students who are enrolled in the tested grades and who are educated with Massachusetts public funds participate in MCAS testing.

MCAS has three primary purposes:
  1. To inform and improve curriculum and instruction.
  2. To evaluate student, school, and district performance according to Massachusetts Curriculum Framework content standards and Performance Standards.
  3. To determine student eligibility for the Competency Determination requirement in order to award high school diplomas.

MCAS Practice released test for all grades 
Grade 3 [All Subjects, 2.6 MB]
Mathematics [2.2 MB]

Grade 4 [All Subjects, 4.62 MB]
Mathematics[3.15 MB]

Grade 5 [All Subjects, 7.02 MB]
Mathematics [1.62 MB]

Grade 6 [All Subjects, 2.16 MB]
Mathematics [1.87 MB]

Grade 7 [All Subjects, 4.14 MB]
Mathematics [1.69 MB]

Grade 8 [All Subjects, 4.05 MB]
Mathematics [1.75 MB]

Grade 10 [All Subjects, 1.34 MB]
Mathematics [1.04 MB]

High School [All Subjects, 6.82 MB]
Biology [1.97MB]
U.S. History [1.54 MB]

MCAS Test Prep Games

Testing Vocabulary 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th Grade

High Frequency Standardized Testing Vocabulary
This is a list of No Excuses Testing Vocabulary for the 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th Grade. The Testing Vocabulary is the Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary for Reading and ELA Testing, it does not contain the Tier 3 Testing Vocabulary. You will also need to study the Tier 3 Academic Testing Vocabulary for thorough test prep. Students with developing reading skills or second language learners may need extra instruction to gain the full meaning of these words.

More High Incidence Testing Vocabulary
Tier 3 Academic Vocabulary Words

passage/s, mostly, mainly, different, based, order, paragraph, routine, events, speaker/s, most likely, lesson, suggest, comparison, describe/s, purpose, selection, according, event/s, section, statement/s, main idea, compares, contrast, selection, greatest, description, suggest, considered, organized, reason,  provided, preventing, represent, important details, decides, theme, presented, phrases, turning point, examples, predict/ed, cause, effect, differ, article, summary, diagram, instructions, directions, probably, detail, supports, term, organizes, definition, probably, closely   

High Frequency Standardized Testing Math Vocabulary
correctly, nearest, seems, diagram, combination, labeled, different, describes, relationship, common, represent/s, figure, model, combined, characteristic, according, examples, receive, statement, symbol, compare/s, patterns, section, arranged, display, input, output, value, expression, assigned, decreasing, results, designed, produced, constant, previous


A portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.
There was a very funny passage in the student's response.

Almost; for the most part; nearly
My homework is mostly done.

For the most part; chiefly; primarily
The band's members are mainly girls.

Not alike; dissimilar; not identical
I didn't recognize her at first because her hair was so different.

The bottom support of anything; foundation; basis
He based his answer on the dictionary definition.

The listing of things by some characteristic, eg., first letter; size, color, age
The student names were listed in alphabetical order.

The portion of written matter dealing with one idea, usually beginning with an indentation on a new line.
The paragraph had an excellent topic sentence.

Regular; typical or everyday activity
Singing is part of the routine in Mr. Taylor's class.

A person who talks or is talking
Mrs. Kuhn was the speaker at the school assembly.

most likely
Best chance of happening; highest probability
If you don't do your homework, you will most likely get into trouble in Mr. Taylor's class.

Something to be learned or studied; part of a book, an exercise, etc., assigned for study
The math lesson for today is long division.

To propose an idea for consideration
Please suggest methods for encouraging students to do their homework.

Likening; reviewing similarities
There is no comparison between driving and flying to New York.

To tell about; to list important characteristics; to draw a picture to represent something
Please describe Rio Vista Elementary School.

The reason for doing something; the reason something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
The purpose for homework is to give students practice in reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Older MCAS Test

Grade 3 [All Subjects]

Grade 4 [All Subjects]

Grade 5 [All Subjects]

Grade 6 [All Subjects]

Grade 7 [All Subjects]

Grade 8 [All Subjects]

Grade 10 [All Subjects]
High School [All Subjects]

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