Principal's Certification of Proper Test Administration
Spring 2020 MCAS

Dear Principals and Directors of Charter Schools, Approved Private Special Education Schools, Educational Collaboratives, and 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.

Test AdministrationDeadline to Complete the PCPA
March 2020 MCAS ELA and Mathematics Retests3:00 p.m., March 11
MCAS Alternate AssessmentPart 1: Week of February 24, Part 2: April 2
Spring 2020 MCAS Grades 3-83:00 p.m., May 26
Spring 2020 Grade 103:00 p.m., May 29
Spring 2020 MCAS High School STE3:00 p.m., June 9


  • The principal must complete the PCPA and certify the information submitted on this form.
  • To begin, select your administration from the dropdown menu.

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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