The MCAS Performance Appeals process
provides another mechanism for students to demonstrate that
they possess the knowledge and skills required to meet grade
10 standards. If, after taking a subject area test three times,
your child still has not achieved a passing score, he or she
may be eligible for an appeal.
Regulations that govern MCAS Performance Appeals (603 CMR
30.05) require students to have been absent not more than
nine days in the 180-day school year (95% attendance rate)
prior to and during the year of appeal unless a circumstance
such as a student’s disability or serious illness would
justify an exception from this requirement. Students must
meet this 95% attendance requirement to be considered for
an MCAS or portfolio appeal.
Additional information about MCAS Performance Appeals is