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Maryland School Assessment testing moved back a day due to snow

Carroll County Public Schools will hold Maryland School Assessment testing Wednesday and Thursday, moved back a day because of inclement weather.

The reading testing was originally scheduled to occur Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Next week, mathematics testing is set to occur Tuesday, March 11, and Wednesday, March 12.

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The Maryland State Department of Education has adjusted the testing window for the MSA following this week's snow storm. The testing window for the MSA reading and mathematics testing for the paper assessment was set to begin March 3 and end March 12. It has now been extended through March 14, with the make-up window being March 17 and 18. Online testing for grades 5 and 7 remains unchanged, running from March 3 to March 21, according to an MSDE news release.

Local school systems determine the exact testing days to be used for their schools.

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Both the MSA science test and the The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers field test will begin March 24, as scheduled, and will close April 11.

The MSA is given to students in grades 3 through 8, covering mathematics and reading. This is the final year for MSA testing for Maryland students. The state will transition to the PARCC assessment, aligned to Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards, in 2015, according to the release.

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