Assessments


The 2014-2015 school year marked the first year that students in grade 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 Program, which assesses performance in science in grades 5 and 8; the Maryland School Alternate 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.

Your county results on these assessments are summarized here. Clicking on the summarized results will lead you to graphs and more details. Clicking on the grade level will show you results by student group.

2017 Partnership for Assessment Of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

In 2015 Maryland implemented the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) state assessments in reading and mathematics. The new assessments replace the Maryland School Assessments in English and Mathematics in grades 3-8, and replace the High School Assessments in Algebra and English 10 for all students not graduating in 2015.

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    2016 Maryland School
    Assessment (MSA)

    The Maryland School Assessment Program includes annual assessments in grades 3-8 Alternate and high school assessments (HSA). In grades 3-8, assessments are reported from the academic year in which they were taken. High school students take end of course exams to meet accountability requirements. During the transition to PARCC, students may take PARCC or meet accountability requirements with an HSA assessment taken during 2014-2015 or earlier. Reported here are 2016 science results for grades 3-8 and HSA performance results for English, Algebra and Biology.

    %Proficient + Advanced
    Am.Ind/AK  *
    Asian  76.4
    African Am.  53.1
    Hispanic  58.1
    HI/Pac.Isl.  *
    White  79.6
    2+  69.8
    Male  60.6
    Female  65.1
    504  69.2
    FARMS  49.0
    LEP  12.9
    Migrant  *
    Special Ed.  19.6
    Title I  57.3
    Am.Ind/AK  80.0
    Asian  86.7
    African Am.  53.0
    Hispanic  58.8
    HI/Pac.Isl.  *
    White  78.4
    2+  67.0
    Male  59.5
    Female  65.4
    504  64.8
    FARMS  47.6
    LEP  31.0
    Migrant  *
    Special Ed.  17.9
    Title I  *
    Am.Ind/AK  80.0
    Asian  ≥95.0
    African Am.  84.5
    Hispanic  89.4
    HI/Pac.Isl.  *
    White  94.9
    2+  93.6
    Male  88.2
    Female  89.7
    504  *
    FARMS  81.5
    LEP  30.0
    Migrant  *
    Special Ed.  50.4
    Title I  *
    Am.Ind/AK  85.7
    Asian  90.8
    African Am.  74.9
    Hispanic  74.5
    HI/Pac.Isl.  *
    White  90.2
    2+  83.7
    Male  76.8
    Female  85.3
    504  *
    FARMS  67.5
    LEP  ≤5.0
    Migrant  *
    Special Ed.  43.9
    Title I  *
    Am.Ind/AK  93.3
    Asian  ≥95.0
    African Am.  85.3
    Hispanic  85.1
    HI/Pac.Isl.  *
    White  94.8
    2+  83.8
    Male  87.6
    Female  90.0
    504  *
    FARMS  83.5
    LEP  18.2
    Migrant  *
    Special Ed.  51.2
    Title I  *

    2016 Alternate MSA
    (ALT-MSA)

    The Alternate Maryland School Assessment is the Maryland assessment in which students with the most significant cognitive disabilities participate if through the IEP process it has been determined they cannot participate in the MSA even with accommodations. The ALT-MSA assesses and reports student mastery of individually selected indicators and objectives from the reading and mathematics content standards or appropriate access skills.

    %Proficient + Advanced
    Math Reading 2016 Science

    2015 High School
    Graduate

    All students who entered 9th grade in or after 2005 must meet assessment requirements in order to meet graduation requirements. Students take four assessments after they successfully complete the corresponding courses including Algebra/Data Analysis, Biology, Government, and English. For more information on meeting graduation requirements go to http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/
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    2016 College Readiness

    Student performance on tests used by colleges to determine student preparation for college success.

    Advanced Placement (PDF) View
    SAT (PDF) View
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    2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress
    (NAEP)

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a national assessment measuring student performance in reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8 every two years.

    NAEP assesses a nationally representative sample of students in the nation’s schools. Below are the Maryland student results from the NAEP assessment.

    For more information on NAEP, go to http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard.
    Math Reading Science
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    English Language Proficiency Assessment:
    ACCESS for ELLs 2.0® (ELPA)

    The English Language Proficiency Assessment, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0®, is administered to English Learners (ELs) in grades K through 12 annually. The assessment measures a student’s English language proficiencyin the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, comprehension, oral, and literacy. English Language Proficiency Assessment results are used by the State and the local education systems to report information related to the English language proficiency targets, referred to in the Every Student Succeeds Act, Title III as Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO). AMAO I measures ELs’ progress in learning English; AMAO II measures the number of students who attain English proficiency during the school year.

    English Language Proficiency Assessment: ACCESS for ELLs 2.0® View

     

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