Office of Shared Accountability Reports

Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services on the Alternate Maryland School Assessment (Alt-MSA) 2005—2006


The Alt-MSA is scored on three proficiency levels (basic, proficient, and advanced) so that results can be aggregated with results from the other MSAs.Federal regulations allow only 1% of the student population tested on the state assessment system to be included as proficient in AYP determinations. In the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), 725 proficient scores could have been applied from the Alt-MSA to school AYP determinations in the 2005—2006 school year.

File Name: 2006 Alt MSA Testing Brief.pdf (176KB PDF)