Join Us Next Week at the ATMIM Winter Conference!

Submitted by Nancy Johnson

Learn More about Next Gen MCAS at the ATMIM Winter Conference!

Where:  Hopedale Junior – Senior High School, Hopedale, MA

When:  January 12, 2017 from 3:30 – 8:00 PM

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Jass Stewart, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, DESE, will provide the latest information on Next-Gen MCAS in his keynote address beginning at 4 PM.  Simone Johnson, Administrator for Mathematics Test Development, will join Jass to talk about what has changed and what has not.

Three breakout sessions by grade band will follow the keynote address. 

  • Grades 3 – 5 will be led by Mary Lou Beasley, Mathematics Test Developer for grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 – 8 will be led by Simone Johnson, Administrator for Mathematics Test Development
  • Grade 10 will be led by Jim Verdolino, Mathematics Test Developer for grade 10 and Haley Freeman, Assistant Director of Test Development.

Grades 3 -5 and 6-8 Breakout Sessions will address the following:

  • An overview of the new test designs for the 2017 Next Generation MCAS
  • Similarities and differences between the 2016 MCAS tests and the 2017 Next Generation MCAS
  • Calculator Restrictions
  • New item types
  • Demonstrations of some technology enhanced items


The grade 10 Breakout Session will be a discussion led by Department staff on preliminary ideas for the Next Generation grade 10 MCAS.

  • To what extent does high school competency depend upon pre-high school standards?
  • What securely held knowledge is important?
  • Which high school standards are better suited for large-scale assessment?

This session will require active participation.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 with a panel discussion/question and answer session at 7:15.

Join your mathematics colleagues – learn about Next Gen MCAS – prepare for the future

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