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MCAS Season is Approaching!
If your child will be taking MCAS this Spring, now is a great time to
. MCAS is an important part of their education and for students in high school, it is also a
Students in grades 3-8 take the ELA and Mathematics tests and students in grades 5 and 8 also have to take the STE (Science and Technology/Engineering).
Students in high school must receive a scaled score of at least 220 on one of the STE MCAS exams and a scaled score of at least 240 on the 10th grade ELA and Mathematics MCAS
in order to graduate.
There are also scholarships given to students with high performance on the MCAS exams.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship waives tuition for up to 8 semesters at a public Massachusetts college or university. According to the
Massachusetts Department of Education
website, in order to receive this scholarship, the student must:
- score at the Advanced performance level on one of the three high school state assessment tests in ELA, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or Technology/Engineering); and
- score at the Proficient level or higher on the remaining two high school state assessment tests; and
Below are the most pertinent MCAS test dates for 2017:
- have combined scores from the three tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.
High School Biology (February 6-7)
10th Grade ELA (March 21-23)
10th Grade Mathematics (May 16-17)
High School STE (June 5-6)
Online Tutoring is a Great Option for Your Family
Many families contact us from outside the Boston area looking for top-notch tutors, so now you can choose the best tutor fit for your child regardless of location! Online tutoring can be a great opportunity for your child to receive the same tutoring services anywhere in the world, any time of day.
Boston Tutoring Services offers downloadable teaching resources and proprietary materials for shared use. Tutors share resources and materials prior to tutoring sessions so students can access these and work on them during sessions. Additionally,
tutors assign personalized materials for your
child to work with between sessions.
Have you checked out our blog?
We blog on our website about a wide range of educational topics, ranging from college life to changes in
Massachusetts standardized tests.
Recently, we posted about:
Check our blog regularly for topics that connect
to your needs and interests!
Starting Your Private School or College
It's never too early to start!
Many students are anxious about how to get started, what schools to apply to, how to present themselves in interviews, and how to write the most successful admission essay.
Our Admissions Coaches provide families with guidance in:
Want to learn how to teach your child
reading and writing skills?
The Practical Parent's Guide: Fun Lessons for Teaching Reading And Writing
This manual provides resources for parents to help their child learn to read and write, in a fun and hands-on way.
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Thank you for reading, and have a great February!
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