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Access short training modules that provide a step-by-step walk-through on using PearsonAccessnext and tasks for computer-based testing. Also access recordings of previous training sessions.

Modules to Assist with Pre-Administration Tasks

Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile gives an overview of the steps for ordering materials and updating selected accommodations for computer-based testing and paper-based testing


The Accessibility and Accommodations module outlines the accommodations and accessibility features for computer-based and paper-based MCAS testing


Infrastructure Trial for Technology Coordinators gives an overview of the steps to prepare for and administer an Infrastructure Trial


Infrastructure Trial for Test Coordinators and Test Administrators gives an overview of the steps to prepare for and administer an Infrastructure Trial


Creating Sessions gives an overview of the steps to create sessions for computer-based testing (CBT)

Modules to Assist with Tasks to Complete During Testing

Moving Students Between Sessions explains how to move students from one session to another session using the PearsonAccessnext User Interface.


Resolving Incorrect Accommodations During Testing discusses the steps to update a student's PNP after starting computer-based testing without the correct accommodation.


Sessions Management explains how to prepare, start, manage, and stop computer-based test sessions.


Training Sessions Previously Offered This School Year

Below is a list of training opportunities offered by the Department that have already occurred this school year. Please click the appropriate button to download relevant materials from each session.

MCAS Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics Informational Meeting - November 5, 2018


Introduction to Computer-Based Testing


MCAS Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics Informational Meeting - October 3, 2018


MCAS Accessibility and Accommodations for all grades with a focus on High School tests & retests.


MCAS 2018 Accountability Results and Release Schedule


MCAS November 2018 Retest SR/PNP Overview provides information on the process for ordering test materials and updating selected accommodations for the November retests, which is the Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile (SR/PNP) process.


MCAS 2018 Early Release Pilot provides an overview of the early release data file for grades 3-8 in PearsonAccessnext, a review of state level machine-scored CBT results, and demonstration of a pre-populated item analysis template for school and district use.


2017 MCAS Reporting October 16, 2017.