Cancellation of MCAS for 2019 - 2020 School Year

Dear Cohasset Families,

Commissioner Riley informed District Leaders in this afternoon's Desktop Newsletter that as a result of the health crisis and federal and state actions, that he is enacting state legislation and cancelling this spring’s regular administration of grade-level MCAS tests for students in grades 3-10. 

In addition, the legislation allows the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, upon the Commissioner's recommendation, to modify or waive the requirements of the competency determination for high school graduation in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 or the state of emergency. The Commissioner is currently considering various options, and further guidance will be forthcoming. Have a great evening.




Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.


Cohasset Public Schools