Assessments

Introduction

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.

In addition students take other assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and College Readiness tests like AP and SAT. Your county results on these assessments are summarized here. Clicking on the summarized results will lead you to graphs and more details. Clicking on the grade level will show you results by subgroup.

Maryland School
Assessment (MSA)

The Maryland School Assessment is an annual assessment program that tests grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics. Two tests are also required at the high school level to measure reading and mathematics. The MSA results are used in the calculation of whether a school met the AMO target. Science scores are represented for grades 5 and 8 and the high school level but are not a part of School Progress. Prior to the 2012-2013 school year performance results for MSA include both MSA and MOD-MSA students for grades 3-8.

%Proficient + Advanced
Math Reading Science
Am.Ind/AK  *
Asian  *
African Am.  51.5
Hispanic  *
HI/Pac.Isl.  *
White  77.2
2+  60.0
Male  73.2
Female  77.9
504  80.0
FARMS  69.0
LEP  *
Migrant  *
Special Ed.  13.2
Title I  *
Am.Ind/AK  *
Asian  *
African Am.  51.6
Hispanic  *
HI/Pac.Isl.  *
White  75.8
2+  *
Male  67.7
Female  82.4
504  68.8
FARMS  65.9
LEP  *
Migrant  *
Special Ed.  19.5
Title I  *
Am.Ind/AK  *
Asian  *
African Am.  55.9
Hispanic  *
HI/Pac.Isl.  *
White  80.5
2+  *
Male  76.9
Female  80.9
504  93.8
FARMS  71.3
LEP  *
Migrant  *
Special Ed.  31.2
Title I  *

Alternate MSA
(ALT-MSA)

The Alternate Maryland School Assessment is the Maryland assessment in which students with the most significant cognitive disabilities participate if through the IEP process it has been determined they cannot participate in the MSA/MOD-MSA even with accommodations. The ALT-MSA assesses and reports student mastery of individually selected indicators and objectives from the reading and mathematics content standards or appropriate access skills.

%Proficient + Advanced
Math Reading Science

2012 Modified MSA
(MOD-MSA)

The MOD-MSAs are alternate assessments in reading and mathematics based on grade-level content standards and modified academic achievement standards designed for students receiving special education services who meet specific participation requirements. A student who is eligible for the MOD-MSA will be identified based on his/her individual evaluation information and instructional and service information on his/her IEP. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year the Mod-MSA was discontinued and those students are taking the MSA.

%Proficient + Advanced
Math Reading

High School
Assessments (HSA)

All students who entered 9th grade in or after 2005 must pass or achieve a total score of 1602 across the HSA to meet graduation requirements. High School Assessments are given in four content areas -- Algebra/Data Analysis, Biology, Government, and English. Students take each of the four HSA tests after they completed the corresponding course. For more information on meeting HSA requirements go to http://hsaexam.org.

HSA Status

% who took all tests and met the requirement by passing all tests or by the combined score option.
Grade 12 »  83.6
Am.Ind/AK  *
Asian  *
African Am.  69.0
Hispanic  *
HI/Pac.Isl.  *
White  84.1
2+  ≥95.0
FARMS  74.5
LEP  *
Special Ed.  38.3
Am.Ind/AK  *
Asian  *
African Am.  77.8
Hispanic  *
HI/Pac.Isl.  *
White  86.5
2+  *
FARMS  78.9
LEP  *
Special Ed.  46.0
Am.Ind/AK  *
Asian  *
African Am.  50.0
Hispanic  *
HI/Pac.Isl.  *
White  76.9
2+  70.6
FARMS  66.0
LEP  *
Special Ed.  28.3

HSA Participation and Status

All Students
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Hispanic View
HI/Pac.Isl. View
White View
2+ View
FARMS View
LEP View
Special Ed. View
Am.Ind/AK View
Asian View
African Am. View
Hispanic View
HI/Pac.Isl. View
White View
2+ View
FARMS View
LEP View
Special Ed. View

HSA Test Performance Status

% Pass Rate Status for all students
Alg Bio Eng Govt

HSA Test Participation and Status

All Students
Alg Bio Eng Govt

College Readiness

Student performance on tests used by colleges to determine student preparation for college success.

Advanced Placement (PDF) View
SAT (PDF) View
ACT (PDF) View
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2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress
(NAEP)

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a national assessment measuring student performance in reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8 every two years.

NAEP assesses a nationally representative sample of students in the nation’s schools. Below are the Maryland student results from the NAEP assessment.

For more information on NAEP, go to http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard.
Math Reading
Grade 4 View View
Grade 8 View View

English Language Proficiency Assessment: ACCESS for ELLs® (ELPA)

The English Language Proficiency Assessment, ACCESS for ELLs, is administered to English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades K through 12 annually. The assessment measures a student’s English language proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, comprehension, oral, and literacy. English Language Proficiency Assessment results are used by the State and the local education systems to report information related to the English language proficiency targets, referred to in the NCLB, Title III as Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO). AMAO I measures ELLs’ progress in learning English; AMAO II measures the number of students who attain English proficiency during the school year.

English Language Proficiency Assessment: ACCESS for ELLs® View

 

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