Principal's Certification of Proper Test Administration
February 2019 MCAS Biology

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 & 4)
  3. Certify that your school administered the MCAS Biology test according to test security requirements described in the Principal's Administration Manual (section 5)

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

In order to maintain a standard test administration and reporting schedule across all schools, this form must be completed according to the dates listed in the table below.

Deadline to Complete the PCPA BEFORE TestingDeadline to Complete the PCPA AFTER Testing
12:00 p.m., February 43:00 p.m., February 12


  • 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 2019 secure password.
  • Click Login.

Please refer to the Principal's Administration Manual for more information.

Thank you for your cooperation.




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