Maryland implemented new, higher standards for student learning in all schools across the State in 2013. The Maryland College and Career Ready Standards are based on the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by Maryland and over 40 other states, and provide students with the relevant, real world knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers. In order to measure student mastery of the new standards, this year Maryland will implement new statewide tests – the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments – which replace the current statewide tests, the Maryland School Assessment (MSA). The PARCC tests in English 10 and Algebra will replace the High School Assessments (HSAs) in those subjects this year, while the HSAs in Government and Biology will continue to be administered.
More information about testing in Maryland:
5 Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know About Testing in Maryland .pdf
The PARCC Assessments - Videos Helpful Links.pdf
7 Maryland Resouces for Teachers and Students.pdf