UNDERSTAND THE DATA
These strategies will help you lead a data analysis discussion.
Visit the assessments section of this site for test sample items, scoring details, and more information about the assessments.
The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Program is an annual assessment program since 2003. Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, MSA tests are administered in Science in grade 5, 8 and Biology for high school. MSA reading and mathematics are no longer offered for grades 3-8.
Students in grades 3-8 and high school participated in the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. PARCC complements, but does not replace, the existing Maryland School Assessment, which assesses performance in science in grades 5 and 8; the Alternate Maryland School Assessment (for students with disabilities); or the Maryland High School Assessments in Biology and Government. In addition students take other assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and College Readiness tests like AP and SAT. Students who are identified as English learners also take an annual English language proficiency assessment.