Middle School Assessments

  • In Middle School, students take one assessment, per quarter in the following courses.

    • English Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • World Languages (Level I and above)

    Each quarterly assessment is worth 5% of 6th and 7th-grade students' quarter grades and 10% of 8th-grade students' quarter grades. For quarterly assessments in ELA, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages there are two collaboratively created district assessments and two individual teacher or school-based team assessments. In mathematics, there are four collaboratively created district assessments that are used as quarterly assessments. 

    In addition to district assessments, students will take the MCAP Assessment in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies,  and the i-Ready Diagnostic in Mathematics and Reading. The results of MCAP and i-Ready do not affect a student's grade. 

    Students who are taking high school credit courses while in Middle School will be required to complete the corresponding high school assessments (see the High School site for a list of assessments for each course).


    Assessment Schedule for AACPS District Created/Selected Assessments

    To see the Grades 6-8 AACPS Assessment Plan, click HERE. Please note that a district calendar provides a WINDOW of dates for teachers to administer the assessments. Each school/teacher selects dates within the windows. Contact your child's school directly for specific dates. 

Testing Accommodations

  • Depending upon the student's plan (IEP, 504, EL), the appropriate accommodations found in Section 5 of the Maryland Accommodations Manual and accommodations found in the MCAP Accommodations Manual are made available to each student when appropriate for assessments.