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MCAS math and science panels seek volunteers

In August, the Department of Education will convene MCAS standard-setting panels for grade 3 mathematics and for high school biology, chemistry, introductory physics, and technology/engineering.

These panels will assist the DOE in establishing cut scores for each of the MCAS performance levels (Above Proficient/Advanced, Proficient, Needs Improvement, and Warning/Failing) for these tests. The DOE invites classroom teachers, administrators, higher education personnel, and members of the community to apply.

The High School Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, and Technology/Engineering Standard-Setting will be held August 14-16. The Grade 3 Mathematics Standard-Setting will be held August 15-16. The meetings will be held in Burlington.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 25, 2007.

--From DOE announcement