MCAP High School MISA and MCAP Government


Science and American Government

Grade Levels

American Government is an end-of-course exam.  HS MISA is administered at a point in a student's course sequence determined by each district.

About the Test

The Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) are a series of end-of-course tests that cover core academic areas in Science and Government.

The MISA and American Government tests consist of Selected Response (SR), Constructed Response (CR), and Technology Enhanced (TE) items. The CR items require students to write rather than select an appropriate response.

The HSAs are intended to meet the testing requirements for Maryland high school graduation as well as the high school testing requirements for federal law.

Standards Being Assessed

Practice Tests

There are no username or password required. Select the version of the Practice Test from the dropdown menu on the log in page.

2018 High School Released and Sample Item

2019 High School Released and Sample Item

HSA Technical Reports

Government Items

​2018 Sample Item

2021 Sample Item