2013 Report Card
Maryland State Assessment
Students in grades three through eight take the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) during March of each year. The MSA, which measures student, school and school system performance, meet the requirements to measure Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) of schools, students and subgroups of students as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. MSA is a test of reading and math achievement. Sample test items are available on mdk12.org. The scores accessible below correspond to testing from the 2012-13 school year.
High School AssessmentThe High School Assessments (HSA) tests students take in May are the key to graduation. High school students must pass a series of four tests in order to graduate from a Maryland high school. The tests are in Algebra, Local, state and National Government (LSN), English II and Biology. HSA scores are updated by the Maryland State Department of Education in late summer/early fall.
Students will take each test as he or she completes the class. The algebra test, for example, will be taken during the year the student takes algebra and can be anytime between the sixth through the twelfth grades. If a student does not pass one of more of the high school assessments, he or she will be allowed to retake the test. However, it is always best if a student is able to pass the first time so that time is not taken from other courses.
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For information about the following reports, visit the Maryland Report Card Web site.