Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) Mathematics

About the Test

The MCAP mathematics assessments focus on the content outlined in the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards for each grade level or course. Students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of mathematics by solving real-world problems, making sense of quantities and their relationships, and reasoning mathematically.

Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

For students in grades 3 through 8, the assessments are given toward the end of the school year. Assessments in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II are administered after a student has completed most of the required course.

Content Standards


Evidence Statements


Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs)

Test Preparation and Practice

The following links provide resources that can help students prepare for the MCAP Mathematics Assessments.

Tools & Calculator Policy

Accommodations Information

Additional Resources and Information


Adei Snyder
Project Manager for Mathematics Assessments

Office: (410) 767-0051