Principal's Certification of Proper Administration
Spring 2023 MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)

Dear Principals and Directors of Charter Schools, Approved Private Special Education Schools, Educational Collaboratives, Special Education in Institutional Settings, and Alternative Adult/External Diploma Programs:

The purpose of this website is for the principal to do the following:

  1. Certify that the quantity of materials received is accurate (section 2)
  2. Enter the quantity of materials being returned (sections 3 and 4)
  3. Provide an explanation about any discrepancies in materials being returned (sections 3 and 4)
  4. Certify that your school administered the MCAS-Alt according to security requirements described in the 2023 Educator’s Manual for MCAS-Alt (section 5)

Note that the PCPA may not be completed by a designee.

In order to maintain a standard administration and reporting schedule across all schools, this form must be completed according to the dates listed in the administration's schedules posted to the Department's web site at

The principal must complete the PCPA and certify the information submitted on this form.


  • Select your district name from the District dropdown menu.
  • Select your school name from the School dropdown menu.
  • Enter your school's 2023 secure password.
  • Click Login.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Please contact the MCAS Service Center at 800-737-5103 or via email at if you have any questions or problems accessing this website. For more information about MCAS, please visit the Department’s website at