Sunday, March 27, 2016

MCAS testing for students in grades 3-6, starts this week

Dear Families of Students in grades 3-6,

As you may know, Spring brings the state assessment window. Starting on Tuesday March 29, our students (grades 3-6) will participate in English Language Arts MCAS testing. The test has a new component this year called a narrative writing task. For 4th graders, the narrative writing task will replace the long composition subtest. For more information about this year’s MCAS please visit: and/or

Attached you will find Crocker Farm’s schedule for the upcoming MCAS English Language Arts (ELA) and Math state assessments. Grade 5 will also have a Science/Technology portion of the MCAS assessment.

Please consult this schedule and do your best to make any appointments outside of your child’s testing schedule. It is very important that all students are on time for school every day, and particularly on these testing days. Being in class by 8:50 allows time to settle in prior to testing.

Please feel free to call your child’s teacher or the school if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Mr. Shea and Ms. Conklin