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MSDE issues its report on Student Testing in Maryland

The Maryland State Department of Education recently issued its report on Local, State, and Federally Mandated Assessments in Maryland.

The report reviews the history of student testing in Maryland, from Maryland's Educational Accountability Act (1972) and Project Basic (1976) through the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), and participation in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, "No Child Left Behind", 2002), Common Core State Standards (beginning in 2010), and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

The report also discusses the legislative history of HB 452 and SB 497 in the Maryland General Assembly: the Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools.

Click here to download a PDF of the report.  (The portion of the report focusing on Baltimore City Public Schools begins on page 77 of the PDF.)

Read more about standardized testing in Maryland:
Commission to study standardized testing in public schools begins its work (Maryland Reporter)

Many blame over testing on corporate testing agency Pearson Education (Maryland Reporter)

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