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The Alternate MSA (Alt-MSA) is the Maryland assessment in which students with disabilities participate if through the IEP process it has been determined they cannot participate in the Maryland State Assessment (MSA) even with accommodations.

Alt-MSA assesses and reports student attainment of individually selected indicators and objectives from the reading and mathematics content standards. A portfolio is constructed of artifacts that documented individual student growth in the assessed reading and mathematics objectives. Students’ proficiency levels will be included in districts' AYP reports.