Threat of Winter Storm on Tuesday Postpones MCAS Testing
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, state education officials have gone ahead and postponed certain MCAS exams until next week.
The MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 will instead be conducted Monday, March 25, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website Monday.
Originally the composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but state officials said it was important for all schools to administer the test on the same day, whether or not they were affected by the storm.
If there is school on Tuesday, any ELA Reading Comprehension test sessions that are scheduled may be administered, just not the ELA Composition test.
The weather forecast for the Peabody area includes 3-7 inches of snow from this storm, as it changes over to sleet and then rain sometime around the Tuesday morning commute.