MCAS CBT INFO/FORUM
Technology Questions - Frank Farias
Elementary - Christie Connell
Middle - Nicole Medeiros
HS - Beth Lewis
MCAS Questions - Tracy Curley
Google Classroom (click here)
MCAS Status Click Here
Request Supplies click here
Top 10 FAQs
1.) Will the district provide extra power supplies and/or extension cords? YES
2.) Do students need to use the same computers during all sessions? No
*Students must complete each session on the same device it started on. *Also it takes approximately 10 minutes for results/answers to be uploaded please keep that in mind before starting a student on another device.
3.) What is the address to the district MCAS Google Classroom? https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjA0NTk4MDA5OTQy
4.) How do I request supplies? click here
5.) What is the address that remote students use to access TestNav? https://ma.testnav.com/
6.) Can students use personal devices while at schools? No. Students onsite will need to use an FRPS issued Chromebook.
7.) Will we have enough bandwidth for MCAS testing? Yes! The Chromebooks being used for testing would typically be using more bandwidth intensive digital learning platforms or websites.
8.) I work at a VILS school and was wondering if our devices automatically connect to our cell network or our district wifi? VILS computers by default look for a wifi signal prior to attempting to connect to a cellular/data connection.
9.) How is the district handling the remote monitoring of students while testing? We will be utilizing Google Meet once again to remotely view students while testing. Students are to always have cams on and chat will be disabled the entire time the Meet is active. Students that have a question will raise their hands (virtually) in the Meet and that session proctor will immediately reach out to the staff member at their site that is supporting the building that day with a link to that Google Meet. Once the "floating" proctor has entered the Google Meet and is able to monitor the larger group, the session proctor will create a breakout room and assist that student individually. Once finished the session proctor will return to the main room and release the "floating" proctor to assist with other remote sessions at that site.
10.) Is MCAS going to be cancelled this year? NO! lol