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High School Quarterly Assessments

In 2016, AACPS transitioned from a semester exam system with district benchmarks to one assessment system -- quarterly assessments for each course. This transition eliminated most district benchmarks in favor of one assessment per quarter per course that served teachers' needs for classroom evaluation and district needs to monitor student progress.

In addition to quarterly assessments, students take the PARCC English 10 Assessment and the PARCC Algebra I Assessment while students in US Government and Biology take Maryland High School Assessments.

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 PARCC Accommodations Manual are made available to each student when appropriate for assessments.

Although all courses will require students to take a quarterly assessment worth 10% of their quarter grade, only courses listed below have required common district assessments. These assessments were created by classroom teachers with the support of content office staff. Quarterly assessments occur during the last four days of each marking period.

Common District Assessments in…

English

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

World and Classical Languages

Other

English 9

Algebra I

Matter and Energy

US History

All Level I Courses

Fitness for Life

Health

English 10

Geometry

Biology

US Government

All Level II Courses

 

English 11

Algebra II

Chemistry

World History

 

 

English 12

Pre-Calculus

 

 

 

 

AP English Language

AP Calculus & AP Statistics

AP Environmental Science

AP World History

AP Spanish Language & AP French Language

AP Art History & AP Music Theory

IB English Language and Literature IB Mathematics IB Sciences IB History, Psychology, and Religions IB WCL Courses  

State Mandated Assessments for High School Students:

 

Title of the Assessment

Purpose of the Assessment

Grade Level/Course

Testing Window

PARCC ELA/Literacy

Assess students’ readiness for College and Career. This assessment also satisfies the MD testing graduation requirement in English 10.

English 10

April 21 – June 2, 2017

PARCC Algebra I

 

 

 

Assess’ students’ readiness for College and Career. This assessment also satisfies the MD testing graduation requirement in Algebra.

Algebra I

April 21-June 2, 2017

PARCC Geometry and/or Algebra II

Assess’ students’ readiness for College and Career. This assessment will meet High School ESSA testing requirements for students who took Algebra 1 (or Geometry) while in middle school.

Students in grades 9 or 10 who took Algebra I (or Geometry) while in middle school.

April 21-June 2, 2017

HSA Biology

MD testing Assess’ students’ knowledge of the Biology curriculum. This assessment also meets the graduation requirement.

Biology

May 23, 2017

HSA Government

Assess’ students’ knowledge of the US Government curriculum. This assessment also meets the graduation requirement.

US Government

May 22, 2017

 

 

 

 


High School Assessments
High School Common District Assessments (pdf)
National and State Assessments (pdf)

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