• Biology High School Assessment (HSA) graduation requirement update for SY2016-17

    All high school principals
    On July 26, 2016, the state board, based on the recommendation from the Chairman of the Commission to Review Maryland’s Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools, voted to include changes to the HSA Biology graduation requirement from a high-stakes graduation requirement to a participation-graduation requirement for SY2016-17 as proposed regulation.

    Until the proposed changes to the Graduation Requirement regulations are fully approved by the State Board, it is recommended that schools continue to schedule students, particularly seniors, as needed to ensure successful completion of the current Biology HSA requirement. Additional information will be provided as soon as it is received from MSDE.

    Click here to read the Commission to Review Maryland’s Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools (Final Report).

    Please contact Carol Wilson at CWilson@bcps.k12.md.us or Rhonda Welsh at RWelsh@bcps.k12.md.us with questions.