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May 17, 2022
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Special Edition – Reporting Updates

News from DESE Student Assessment Services

For All Schools

1. Reminder: Reporting Webinar on Spring 2022 Grades 38 and 10 ELA MCAS Topics
As a reminder from the May 10 update, DESE staff will hold a reporting webinar this Friday, May 20 at 9:30–11:00 a.m. on the topics related to the round 1 early release of data for machine-scored items from the grades 3–8 and 10 ELA tests.
Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Questions may be submitted in advance by emailing
2. Updated Early Release Schedule for Spring 2022 MCAS
Dates for the early release of spring 2022 MCAS raw data, previously published in the April 12 SAS Update, have been updated as indicated in the table below. As a reminder, early results have not been reviewed for potential discrepancies and may therefore change after the conclusion of the discrepancy reporting period, scheduled for August 9–12.
2022 MCAS Early Release Schedule*, *All dates are tentative. Grade/Subject, Round 1: Machine-Scored CBT Items Only (revised dates), Round 2: Hand- and Machine-Scored CBT and PBT Items, Raw Scores Only (revised dates), ELA Released Essays (new dates). Location, PearsonAccess Next (PAN) Published Reports for Schools and District, PAN for Schools only. Delivery and Date, Grade 10 ELA, April 20, May 25, June 3. Grades 3–8 ELA, May 20, June 17, June 27. Grades 3–8 Math, Grades 5 & 8 STE, June 24, July 11, n/a. Grade 10 Math, June 17, July 11, n/a. High School STE, July 11, August 1, n/a. Who has access? Superintendents, Principals, School and District Test Coordinators. Others can be assigned the Published Reports role in PAN, as needed.
MCAS Service Center
for logistical support, including tech support for PearsonAccess Next and TestNav

Phone: 800-737-5103
Student Assessment Services
for policy questions, including student participation

Phone: 781-338-3625
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