For more information, please click the following links:The Practice test is only one session at this point, therefore it is not a complete form. This Practice test is intended to enable supervisors, teachers, and students to become familiar with the new online platform, the online tools, and some of the Technology Enhanced item types that will appear on the new assessment. There are a paper and large print versions available for download from the site as well as a link and logins for the online versions. There is a login for the version with the ASL videos and a login for a version with No ASL videos. The link to the No ASL video online assessment also includes the accommodated form which has the TTS ability.
Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) is Maryland’s new NGSS-aligned standardized science assessment. MISA replaces the MSA Science and HSA Biology tests in all Maryland schools and will be phased in beginning in 2017.
Elementary and middle school students take the MISA in Grades 5 and 8. High school students take the MISA after successfully completing high school coursework in all three main science disciplines: earth/space science, life science (biology), and physical science (chemistry and physics). Most students will take the MISA in Grade 11.
2016–17 and 2017–18 School Years
- All Maryland students in Grades 5 and 8 will participate in MISA field testing (no individual scoring).
2018–19 School Year
- High school students will first take MISA, but will not be required to pass. Individual MISA scoring begins for Grades 5 and 8.
Class of 2020
- MISA participation will be a graduation requirement for the Class of 2020.
Class of 2021 and After
- Beginning with the Class of 2021, a MISA pass score will be a graduation requirement for all cohorts. Pass scores will be set by the Maryland Department of Education (MSDE).