CSSS Member Directory

Massachusetts
Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Engineering (OMSTE) Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Engineering (OMSTE)
High School Science and Technology/Engineering Science and Technology/Engineering Assessments

CSSS Member Information:

Joyce Bowen
Science Specialist
Mass. Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed.
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Email
781-338-3540

Katie Bowler
Admin for Science/Tech/Eng Test Development
Mass. Dept of Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023

Email
781-338-3464

Marianne Dunne
Science Specialist
Mass. Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023

Email
781-338-3529

Isadel Eddy
Science Test Development Specialist
Mass. Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023

Email
781-338-3628

Steve Long
Test Development Specialist
Mass. Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023

Email
781-338-3613

T. J. Schubert 
MCAS Test Development Specialist
Mass. Dept of Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Email
781-338-3503

Nicole Scola  
Science Specialist
Mass. Dept of Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Email
781-338-3585

Organizational Structure:
Local Control

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 Students: 968,700
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 389

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

Information:Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework includes learning standards in five strands (content areas) and four grade spans (PK-2; 3-5; 6-8; High School). Last full revision in 2001, last minor revision of the high school standards in 2006.

State Science Assessment Information

  • Given at what grades: 5, 8, High School
  • Time of Year: Spring
  • First Operational Date: Gr. 4, 8, & 10 operational from 1998-2000; Discontinued from 2001-2002; Gr. 5 & 8 operational in 2003; High School operational in 2007.
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice, Open-response
  • Other information: Gr. 5 & 8 integrated test--Earth and space, life, physical, and technology/engineering: 38 MC (1 pt. each) 4 OR (4 pt. each); high school tests--4 different tests, Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Technology/ Engineering: 40 MC (1 pt. each), 5 OR (4 pt. each). Starting with the class of 2010, students must pass one of the high school tests for the state graduation requirement.

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System