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 school 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

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

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