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Maryland’s school improvement efforts include setting high standards for student achievement, measuring academic progress, publicly reporting each school’s performance annually, and taking action when schools are not making adequate progress.

Maryland measures academic progress each year by administering the Maryland School Assessment, the Alternate Maryland School Assessment (for students with disabilities), and the Maryland High School Assessments. If you would like to learn more about these assessments, use the Testing menu on the top or left-hand side of this page. Scores from state assessments are posted on www.mdreportcard.org. The testing calendar is available as a Adobe PDF document. Instructional information on MSA and HSA, including sample test items, is available on mdk12.org: MSA Sample Items, HSA Sample Items.

 

Maryland School Performance Report
This site contains test results, Adequate Yearly Progress status, demographic information, and other facts and figures for every school and school system in Maryland. www.mdreportcard.org

 

2012 Maryland Accommodations Manual PDF13MB
A Guide to Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment

Section 1 Introduction

Section 2 Maryland Accommodations Policy Overview

Section 3 Maryland Assessment Summary

Section 4 The Five-Step Process for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Section 5 Accommodations Fact Sheets For Students with Disabilities

Section 6 Accommodations Tools for Students with Disabilities

Section 7 The Five-Step Process For Accommodations for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Section 8 Accommodations Fact Sheets for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Section 9 Accommodations Tools for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Appendices


Archive

2008 Maryland Accommodations Manual: A Guide to Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment

2006-2007 Maryland Accommodations Manual: A Guide to Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment

2005-2006 Maryland Accommodations Manual: Selecting and Using Accommodations for Students with Disabilities



Contact Information

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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