The Maryland State Department of Education has created mini-assessments for students to take online. The assessments will enable students to better understand how the High School Assessments test the Core Learning Goals (CLG) as well as receive feedback on their performance.
The mini-assessments for 2009 include a combination of selected response and student produced response items. The mini-assessments prior to 2009 include a combination of selected response, student produced response and constructed response items. Correct answers are provided for the selected response and student produced response items. Since teachers and students score the constructed response items, the Algebra/Data Analysis rubrics as well as anchor papers for each constructed response item are provided. Scoring the constructed response items will offer the teachers and students opportunities to better understand how constructed response items are scored.