Bay State Parent contributing writer Amy Benoit, who also is a teacher within the Worcester Public School system, put together an article in this month's March issue full of ways to help you child succeed with this spring's MCAS testing.
Right now, students in grades 3 through 10 are experiencing MCAS testing. MCAS stands for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Program. The program measures student achievement in specific subjects, and high school students must pass the tests to receive a diploma.
Students will complete a battery of open-ended, multiple choice, and short answer questions. In addition, grade four students will complete a two-part writing session.
* For specific test prep help & test-taking tips, pick up a copy of the March issue of Bay State Parent or read Amy's online report at: http://www.baystateparent.com/news/2007/0301/Articles/004.html
* For sample tests from the Massachusetts Department of Education, visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2007/admin/practicetests.html