Maryland schools have been given more time to fit in the Maryland School Assessment due to yet another snow storm.
The Maryland State Department of Education adjusted the testing window for the MSA reading and mathematics testing for the paper assessment which was to begin March 3, and was to end March 12. Maryland schools now have until to March 14 to give the test, with the make-up window being March 17-18.
Maryland schools give the MSA tests over four days – two for mathematics and two for reading. Local school systems determine the exact testing days to be used for their schools.
Grades 5 and 7 online testing remains unchanged, running from March 3 to March 21.
Both the MSA science test and the PARCC field test will begin March 24, as scheduled, and will close on April 11.
The MSA is given to students in grades 3-8, covering mathematics and reading. This is the final year for MSA testing for Maryland students. The State will transition to the PARCC assessment, aligned to Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards, in 2015.
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