English Language Arts and Literacy – Mathematics

Subjects

Mathematics, English language arts

Grade levels

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; high school

About the test

The English Language Arts and Literacy and Mathematics assessments are end-of-course exams. For students in grades 3 through 8, they are given toward the end of the school year. For students in high school, they are normally given after they complete most of their grade 9, grade 10 or grade 11 English course. Assessments in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 are also administered after a student has completed most of the required course.

For the English Language Arts and Literacy assessment students read literary and informational passages from published texts (fiction and nonfiction) as well as engage in multi-media such as video or audio pieces. Students demonstrate their reading comprehension through written responses as well as demonstrating their knowledge of the conventions of English.

For mathematics, students solve multi-step problems that require reasoning and address real-world situations. This type of solving requires students to reason mathematically, make sense of quantities and their relationships, in order to solve real-world problems, and show their understanding.

Standards being assessed

English/Language Arts: Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
Mathematics: Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards

Accommodations information

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Assessment Results

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