State TestingMeasuring academic progress, and publicly reporting each school’s performance are important parts of the Maryland School Performance Program.
In Maryland, academic progress is measured each year by administering the Maryland High School Assessments, (HSAs), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA), the Alternate Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (ALT-MISA), and the Multi-state Alternative Assessment (MSAA)
Below are links for some useful documents that detail Maryland's assessments
General State Testing
PARCC TestsThe PARCC Difference - A comparison of an old assessment test items to a PARCC test items
PARCC ScoresUnderstanding the New PARCC Home Score Report for English Language Arts and Math Tests: A site maintained by the Maryland State Department of Education that provides details on how to interpret the new PARCC Score Report Understanding the Individual Student Score Report Website - Information on interpreting the PARCC Individual Student Report that you have received from your child's school Great Kids Test Guide for Parents - simple tool to understand your child's scores and learn how you can help at home