"The Maryland School Assessment will fulfill recommendations made by a state panel of parents, legislators, educators, and business and community leaders (the Visionary Panel for Better Schools) and will also meet the new federal testing requirements of President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act. It will launch a new decade of progress for our students"
- Nancy S. Grasmick
Former State Superintendent of Schools
The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) is a test of reading, math, and science achievement. This test provides educators, parents, and the public valuable information about student, school, school system, and state performance.
The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) is a criterion referenced test that measures student proficiency and advanced proficiency on the Maryland content standards embedded in the reading and mathematics State Curriculum as shown below. Content standards assessed on MSA at the objective level are followed by assessment limits.