Per state requirements, students are unable to have access to their cell phones or other electronic devices at any time during MCA testing or during breaks from MCA testing. Having a cell phone or electronic device in a pocket or backpack is considered “having access”. In the event that a student has access to a cell phone during testing, the student’s test is required to be invalidated, even if the student did not use the device.
On dates when your student is scheduled to take MCA assessments, your student will check in their phone and/or electronic device (including Smart Watches) with their homeroom teacher on the morning of testing. The homeroom teacher will label the phone/device and keep it in a locked cupboard until the end of the school day at which time the teacher will return the phone/device to the student.