MCAP High School MISA and MCAP Government


Science and American Government

Grade Levels

American Government is an end-of-course exam.  HS MISA is administered at a point in a student's course sequence determined by each district.

About the Test

The Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) are a series of end-of-course tests that cover core academic areas in Science and Government.

The MISA and American Government tests consist of Selected Response (SR), Constructed Response (CR), and Technology Enhanced (TE) items. The CR items require students to write rather than select an appropriate response.

The HSAs are intended to meet the testing requirements for Maryland high school graduation as well as the high school testing requirements for federal law.

Standards Being Assessed

Practice Tests

User names and passwords to use for the practice tests:

​Test ​Username ​Password
​2019 HS Gov Practice ​practicegovernment ​maryland
​2019 HS Gov Accommodated ​ttspracticegovernment ​maryland
​2019 HS Gov ASL Practice ​aslpracticegovernment ​maryland
​2019 HS MISA Practice ​practicehsmisa ​maryland
​2019 HS MISA Accommodated ​ttspracticehsmisa ​maryland
​2019 HS MISA ASL Practice ​aslpracticehsmisa ​maryland

Fall 2018 High School Released Items and Sample Student Responses

Spring 2019 High School Sample Items