What is MISA?
MISA Descriptive Material
Maryland Public Schools- Testing Content and Data
Standards being assessed
Next Generation Science Standards
The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) are science assessments in Grade 5, 8 and High School. These assessments provide educators, parents, and the public with information on student progress towards science literacy.
The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment is administered to all students in fifth grade and all students in eighth grade every spring. The test was first administered in the 2016-17 school year. It replaces the former Maryland School Assessment (MSA) in science.
The assessment is constructed with four "units." In each of the first three units, students will read information about three separate phenomena and answer items about each. One of those items will be a constructed response item, and the other items will be a combination of selected response, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and other technology enhanced item types.