The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment
(MISA) includes tests of reading, math, and
science achievement. These test results provide
educators, parents, and the public valuable
information about student, school, school
system, and state performance.
High School Assessments assess performance in four content areas: English, Algebra/Data Analysis, Government, and Biology. Passing the HSA is a graduation requirement.
Teachers need to assess student learning on
an ongoing basis so that they will know where
their students are at any given time in
relationship to the standards being monitored.
The collaborative examination of student work
is a critical strategy to diagnose student
performance to inform instruction and to ensure
that teachers are on the same page about