This page is designed to help prepare students for the Massachusetts Biology Test. The MCAS test is designed to measure individual student achievement relative to the standards outlined in the Massachusetts Science Curriculum Framework.
The state uses the results to report student achievement to the public. Parents, teachers, and the school will use the results as one measure of student learning. To meet graduation requirements, students are required to pass the Massachusetts Math, English and Science Test.
I will upload or link to all MCAS Review resources that I have as we approach the test.
2017 MCAS Biology Test is scheduled for June 5 & 6
THIS IS THE ASSIGNMENT PASSED OUT IN CLASS THE WEEK OF MAY 22nd:
Review sheets by unit:
Open Response questions from previous tests (some with answers): http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/search/default.aspx?YearCode=%25&GradeID=%25&QuestionTypeCode=or&QuestionSetID=All&FrameworkCode=STE&Strand=STE.Bio&Standard=&KeywordVal=&ReportingCategoryCode=%25&ShowReportingCategory=&originalpage=2&allowCalculator=&page=1&mode=&answers=on&questionanswer=&removeQuestionID=&unreleased=no&intro=no&FormSubmitted=yes
Examples & answers for open response questions: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/
Previous MCAS Biology Tests: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/testitems.html
Online Biology Textbook: http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobooktoc.html
Review Guide from Dedham High School (extensive vocab list!): http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/dhs/bioreview.pdf
The Big Picture Review: http://www.nclark.net/MCASbiology
Review (lots of resources & help here): http://phascience.wordpress.com/biology-9-moretti-dickson/1588-2/
Link to review sheets for each unit: http://hs.doversherborn.org/hs/cioccae/
Past test questions & practice tests: http://www.chicopee.mec.edu/accountability/mcas_resources.htm
Regents Review (NY) but still helpful:
Flashcard sets: http://quizlet.com/subject/biology-mcas/