• Online Letterhead Edward Evans III  


    February 6, 2024


    Dear Sophomore Families,
    The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the 2024 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics MCAS
    exams scheduled to occur in March and May, respectively.

    The ELA MCAS primary testing window is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th and Wednesday, March 27th. In the event of extreme
    weather or other unexpected circumstances, the testing would move to Thursday, March 28th and/or Friday, March 29th

    The Mathematics MCAS primary testing window is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd. In the event of
    extreme weather or other unexpected circumstances, the testing would move to Thursday, May 23rd and/or Friday, May 24th

    Please avoid scheduling appointments or other matters that would prevent your teen from attending school during any of the
    MCAS dates in March and May. Students must be present on the scheduled test days to ensure an optimal testing experience.

    The ELA & Mathematics MCAS exams will be administered on computers utilizing the Massachusetts Department of Elementary
    & Secondary Education’s Computer-Based Testing platform. Students will participate in a tutorial on the online testing platform
    during Career Enrichment classes in February and March. These tutorials will allow students to become familiar with the tools
    available to them, as well as how to navigate through the test.

    Beginning on Tuesday, February 27th, students will be able to go to formal ELA MCAS Boot Camps. The review sessions are led by BVT
    English teachers after school. These sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February & March. Students may see their
    English teacher for more information and a schedule.

    Beginning in April, students will be able to go to formal Mathematics MCAS Boot Camps. The review sessions are led by BVT Math
    teachers after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may see their Math teacher for more information and a schedule.

    On each testing day before the exam begins, breakfast will be provided for students. Students must have their student ID
    on their person for the duration of the testing. Students must also remember to bring their BVT-issued laptops to their testing
    rooms fully charged
    .  

    MCAS prohibited items like cell phones and other devices that access the internet, are prohibited in the testing rooms. Students
    taking the MCAS must leave their cell phones and other internet-accessible electronic devices in their locked lockers or at
    home on the days of the exam
    . Unauthorized electronic devices found in the testing room will be reported to the Massachusetts
    Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. The Department reserves the right to invalidate testing results for individuals
    and/or groups if irregularities such as electronic devices in the testing areas occur.

    Additional MCAS links to practice tests, resources, and general information are available on our website in the Parents & Students
    section under the Assessments tab. We will continue to work hard to prepare students for the English Language Arts MCAS exam 
    occurring in March and the Mathematics MCAS exam occurring in May. Information regarding the Science MCAS will be
    delivered in a separate correspondence to the families of students who will be taking the science exam in June. 

    Please contact me or our Assessment Coordinator, Stephen Grabowski with any questions.

    Professionally,

           Eddie Signature
              Edward Evans, III
              Academic Curriculum Coordinator