MCAS Prep

MCAS Testing Prep

Road Rules for taking the MCAS Test

Test-Taking Tips to Steer Your Child In the Right Direction

 

Know the Road

 

Knowing what to expect on test day will help your child approach the test in a calm, confident mood instead of in a panic.

 

 

No Memorization Zone

 

The MCAS English Language Arts test requires no memorization. Tell your child to read to understand, not to memorize.

 

 

Math and Science Section Ahead

 

Do not let your child lose points by working problems in their head. Make sure they write all their work down on the test.

 

 

Do Not Stop

 

Do not stop until every question has been answered.

 

 

Process of Elimination

 

Use common sense to eliminate obvious wrong choices so as to increase your chances of picking the right one.

 

 

Writing Test

 

There will be a long composition that will be administered this year. It will be given to all fourth graders. Tell your child to expect anything and to do their best.