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Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP)

The last MSPAP test administration took place in May 2002. Since then, MSPAP has been replaced by the Maryland School Assessment, a new test of reading, math, and science achievement. The MSPAP information below has been archived for reference purposes only. The test will no longer be administered.

The Maryland School Performance Assessment Program was a test given each May to Maryland's 3rd, 5th, and 8th graders to test their mastery of the basics and how well they applied knowledge in authentic problem-solving situations. MSPAP's primary purpose was to provide information that could be used to improve instruction in schools. It measured the performance of Maryland schools by illustrating:

1.  How well students solved problems cooperatively and individually.

2.  How well students applied what they learned to real world problems.

3.  How well students could relate and use knowledge from different subject areas.

The following links provide additional information about the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program:

MSPAP Fact Sheet

MSPAP Data at School, District, and State Levels

MSPAP Public Release Tasks

Maryland Learning Outcomes

Understanding MSPAP

MSPAP: You have questions . . . we have answers!

Press Release from January 23, 2002, "MSDE TO RELEASE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE RESULTS ON JANUARY 28, Researchers Complete Study of MSPAP, Confident that Results are Accurate"

What MSPAP Looks Like Through the Eyes of a 3rd Grade Student

What MSPAP Looks Like Through the Eyes of a 5th Grade Student

What MSPAP Looks Like Through the Eyes of an 8th Grade Student

Overview of The Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP)

MSPAP Posters




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