Principal's Certification of Proper Test Administration
February 2020 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 to certify that your school administered the MCAS tests according to student participation and test security requirements described in the Principal's Administration Manual.

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 AFTER Testing
 3:00 p.m., February 11


  • 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 2020 secure password.
  • Click Login.

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

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

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