Assessments in AACPS

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Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

Parent and Educator Resources
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Maryland
Maryland Accommodations Manual
PARCC Assessment Manual
MSDE Report Card for AACPS


Assessment of and for student learning is a valuable component of the teaching and learning cycle. Throughout the school year, your student will take a variety of assessments -- classroom quizzes and tests, district assessments, performance-based assessments, assessments to use for placement and ability grouping, state assessments, and national assessments.

The purpose of this webiste is to help parents understand the assessments that students take at each grade level and to understand the how the assessment data is used to make instructional decisions.

To begin, please choose your student's grade level below.



Learn more about district assessments in:


Helpful Links
Preparing for the ACT
Required AACPS Assessments (pdf)
MSDE Government HSA Practice Questions
MSDE Biology HSA Information
MSDE Assessment Site


If you have questions about teacher or school-made classroom assessments, please contact the teacher or principal directly. If you have questions about AACPS assessments, policy, or processes related to district and quarterly assessments, please contact Shannon Pugh, Manager of Assessments, at

Assessments in AACPS | Anne Arundel County Public Schools | 410-222-5000

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