Maryland Mathematics Assessments

The Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) includes a coherent set of summative mathematics assessments aligned to the Maryland College and Career Ready Mathematics Standards. Students are required to take a MCAP Mathematics assessment at the end of grades 3-8 and at the end of Algebra I.
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The MCAP Mathematics Assessments include a variety of items that measure conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application and problem solving, as defined by the standards.

The Mathematics Evidence Statements describe the content knowledge, conceptual understanding and expertise with the Standards for Mathematical Practice a student should acquire each year.
  • Blueprint (Coming Soon)
  • Unit Structure (Coming Soon)
  • Test Specifications Documents (Coming Soon)
Test specification documents help educators and the general public better understand the design of the MCAP mathematics summative assessments.
  • Practice Tests (Coming Soon)
A practice test is available for grades 3-4, 5, 6-7, 8, and high school. The practice tests allow students to become familiar with the kinds of items and the format used for the tests.

Debby Ward
Coordinator of Mathematics

Nina Riggs
Secondary Mathematics Specialist

Jennifer Hilberg
Elementary Mathematics Specialist 
410-767- 0864