High School Assessments

  • In High School, students take quarterly assessments in all courses. Some quarterly assessments are common district assessments and were developed by teams of teachers from different schools while other quarterly assessments are developed by school content teams/teachers. Each quarterly assessment is worth 10% of the student's grade in each course. Some quarterly assessments are traditional (multiple-choice, essay, etc.) while others are performance-based (projects, presentations, portfolios, etc.).

    In addition to quarterly assessments, students take the following state assessments and earn a passing score for graduation:

    • MCAP Mathematics for Algebra I Assessment. 
    • MCAP English 10 Assessment.   
    • HSA in US Government (normally in 10th grade).  
    • MISA in Science (9th, 10th, or 11th grade, depending on the student's course sequence). 

    Furthermore, all 11th Grade students will take the PSAT and SAT. 

    Assessment Schedule for AACPS District Created/Selected Assessments

    To see the High School AACPS Quarterly Assessment Calendar, click here.

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.