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 (revised 9.20.2016) 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.
2012 Maryland Accommodations Manual (12.46 MB) A Guide to Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and AssessmentSection 1 IntroductionSection 2 Maryland Accommodations Policy OverviewSection 3 Maryland Assessment SummarySection 4 The Five-Step Process for Accommodations for Students with DisabilitiesSection 5 Accommodations Fact Sheets For Students with DisabilitiesSection 6 Accommodations Tools for Students with DisabilitiesSection 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
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
PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)
Maryland State Assessment (MSA)
High School Assessment (HSA)
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