SY 2018-2019 Testing Resources
AP students receive Registration Forms from Mrs. Field in September, which includes payment information. The exam fee this year is $94 per exam. New this year, the minimum, non-refundable deposit is due by September 30th. Please read the yellow registration form carefully for all procedural instructions about the registration and payment process.
During a pre-administration session with Mrs. Field in April, students receive details about exam day logistics. For more information, visit apstudent.collegeboard.org.
MCAP (Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program) Exams
Formerly called PARCC, MCAP exams measure achievement in math and English and are given at the end of the course. These courses are Algebra I, Algebra II, and English 10. Each exam takes multiple days to complete and is given on the computer. Taking the exam is a course requirement. Some of these courses and exams satisfy Graduation Requirements (Algebra I & English 10) and some satisfy College and Career Readiness Requirements.
The Government HSA (High School Assessment) Exam
Reaching the passing score on the Government HSA is a graduation requirement.
The MISA (Maryland Integrated Science Assessment) Exam
Because of the changes in science curriculum and assessment, this is a participation year for this exam. This means that it is a graduation requirement to take the exam, but a passing score is not required.
More about Graduation Testing Requirements
There are 4 areas of graduation testing requirements:
Algebra I PARCC – Passing score required
English 10 PARCC – Passing score required
Government HSA – Passing score required
MISA (Science) – Participation only required
If a student does not reach the passing score for a testing requirement, he or she will automatically be scheduled for intervention (tutoring) and re-testing. This may require a student to attend the After School Learning Academy. Additionally, an alternative assessment in the form of an in-depth project (a “Bridge” Plan Project) is an option for eligible students, and may be submitted after taking the exam twice. Finally, a “combo score” option is offered after students have taken both the Alg I and Eng 10 exam; a higher score on one test can offset a lower score on another one if the combined score points meet a minimum.