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Middle School Assessments

Alternate Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (Alt-MISA)
The Alternate Maryland Integrated Science Assessments (Alt-MISA) is administered to students in Grade 8. The assessment is given to students with significant cognitive disabilities for whom the general education science assessment (MISA) is not appropriate, even with accommodations. The online test is based on alternate achievement standards derived from and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA)
The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) is given to students in Grade 8 to test content knowledge in Science. The assessment is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)
The Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) is administered to students in Grade 6 to Grade 8 with significant cognitive disabilities. The assessment is based on alternate achievement standards aligned with the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards (MDCCRS).
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) is given to students from Grade 6 to Grade 8 in the areas of English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.