The Department of Elementary and Secondary made this clarification about 2019 MCAS scores for the Seal of Bilitearcy:
The Department has determined that a score of 472 on the Next-Gen MCAS is comparable to the Legacy MCAS score of 240. This is the standard a student must meet to earn a competency determination and the State Seal of Biliteracy. In order to earn a State Seal of Biliteracy with Distinction, a student has to achieve the equivalent of a 260 on the Legacy MCAS, which the Department has determined to be a 501 on the Next-Gen MCAS. Students can also earn a competency determination if they complete an Educational Proficiency Plan and achieve the equivalent of a 220 on the Legacy MCAS, which the Department has determined to be 455 on the Next-Gen MCAS.
From Andy McDonie, Office of Language Acquisition
If you have additional questions, please write to MAStateSealofBiliteracy@doe.mass.edu