MCAP Testing

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 9:27am

Fall MCAP Testing: September 27, 28, 30 & October 1, 2021
As part of continued COVID-19 recovery efforts, the Maryland State Department of Education is conducting an early Fall student assessment as one of several strategies to identify how students are performing academically. The results will help educators better understand student needs, so that we can address disrupted education and accelerate learning opportunities for all students. These results never stand alone in assessing student growth and will be used in combination with other assessments and class work to gauge overall student performance.

What is MCAP?
The Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) is the overarching term used for all state assessments. The assessments will measure how well students performed in content presented during the last school year (2020-2021). Students will take the assessment for the grade or course in which they were enrolled last Spring when the assessment was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example: a current 6th grader will take the 5th grade English Language Arts/ Literacy (ELA/L) and Mathematics test, and a current 8th grader would take the 7th grade ELA and Math test.

When are Harper’s Choice students testing?
On the following days listed below, Harper’s Choice students will report directly to their assigned class for testing: Monday, September 27: ELA Section 1 MCAP (Grades 6-8) Tuesday, September 28: ELA Section 2 MCAP (Grades 6-8) Thursday, September 30: Math MCAP (Grades 6-8) Friday, October 1: MISA-Science Assessment (Grade 6 ONLY)

What materials will students need for testing?
Students MUST bring and use an HCPSS Chromebook for testing. They will not be able to use a personal laptop. Students should also bring their Chromebook chargers and headphones (Bluetooth/wireless headphones cannot be used for testing).

Who do I contact if I have a question?
Please contact Mr. Trumaine McCaskill at