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Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) requires students in grades 3 through 8 to demonstrate what they know about reading, math, and science. The MSA test measures basic as well as higher level skills.

The MSA test produces a score that describes how well a student masters the reading, math, and science content specified in the Maryland Content Standards. Each child will receive a score in each content area that will categorize their performance as basic, proficient, or advanced.