Types of Assessments

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    Here you'll find information about the tests required by the Maryland State Department of Education and i-Ready (local assessment). This summary, prepared in accordance with the state's Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act, provides additional information for the purpose, timing, and accommodation provisions for district administered assessments. Results from past administrations of most of these assessments can be found under school and district data.

    • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) measures each child's readiness across multiple domains in Kindergarten 

    • WIDA: ACCESS for ELLs 2.0  serves as the measure grades K -12 in determining when English Language Learners have attained the language proficiency needed to exit the ESOL program (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

      ACCESS for English Language Learners is a statewide test given to all English language learners to monitor students to determine progress in acquiring academic English. The testing window for the 2016-17 school year is January 9 to March 3.i-Ready  measures progress in math for students in grades 1 and 2; and math and English language arts for students in grades 3-11

    • i-Ready  measures progress in math for students in grades 1 and 2; and math and English language arts for students in grades 3-11

    • PARCC  tests students' understanding of Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards in English language arts and math for students in grades 3-12 

    • Alternate Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (Alt-MISA) (under development by MSDE) measures student achievement in science for students with significant cognitive disabilities pursuing a Maryland Certificate of Completion in grades 5, 8, and 10 

    • Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) measures student achievement in English language arts and math for students with significant cognitive disabilities pursuing a Maryland Certificate of Completion in grades 3 to 8 and 11 

    • Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) measures student achievement in science for students in grades 5 and 8 

    • High School Assessments (HSAs) measures individual student progress toward Maryland's High School Core Learning Goals in biology and government in grades 9-12 

    • ACCUPLACER tests the knowledge of 12th graders in the areas of reading, writing, and math for students in transition courses