MCAS Biology Preparation

This course is designed for Adult Diploma candidates to successfully pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Grade 10 Biology exam.  Students must demonstrate that they have reached the standards on the Biology strand of the Science and Technology curriculum framework in order to receive a high school diploma. Coursework prepares students to be tested in the following six content areas:

  • The Chemistry of Life
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Ecology

Lessons focus on developing a range of skills, habits of mind and subject matter knowledge.  Students must complete multiple choices, as well as open response items.