Maryland School Assessment

CCSS students participate in Alternate Maryland School Assessment (Alt-MSA), the alternate assessment for students with disabilities. Following the guidelines of the State Curriculum science skills are assessed based on daily individual instruction. A team of educators selects objectives based on the individual needs of each student. Students then complete a portfolio assessment that reflects student success with each objective. Students with disabilities in grades 5, 8 and 10 must participate in either Science MSA or Science Alt-MSA. The decision for which assessment is appropriate for an individual student is made by each student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team.


Cedar Chapel Special School 2015 Alt-MSA Scores:

  • 80% of the students scored proficient or advanced in Reading
  • 85% of the students scored proficient or advanced in Mathematics

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