Division of Assessment, Accountability & Information Technology

Mission

This division provides assessment, accountability, and technical support for local school systems.  We provide resources to help develop world-class students who are lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens of a global society.


Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP)

Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states administer annual statewide assessments to all students in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in high school, as well as in science once in each grade span (3-5, 6-8 and high school), and annual English language proficiency assessments in grades K-12 for all English learners. Maryland also provides Alternate Assessments written to the Alternate Standards for those students who require this accommodation. Additionally, the majority of Maryland kindergarteners are administered the KRA to determine their readiness for kindergarten.

Through our work we support:

  • Fair, valid, and reliable assessment
  • Data-informed decision making
  • Systemic planning



Tool Kit to Determine Students College and Career Ready under the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013
November 2018
Revised: December 2018

Tool Kit to Determine Students College and Career Ready under the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2018


Contact Information

Jennifer Judkins, Ed.D.
Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Assessment, Accountability and Information Technology
jennifer.judkins@maryland.gov