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has been replaced by the Maryland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 The MSPAP information below has been archived for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.
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
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
Data at School, District, and State Levels
Public Release Tasks
You have questions . . . we have answers!
Release from January 23, 2002, "MSDE TO RELEASE SCHOOL
PERFORMANCE RESULTS ON JANUARY 28, Researchers Complete Study
of MSPAP, Confident that Results are Accurate"
MSPAP Looks Like Through the Eyes of a 3rd Grade Student
MSPAP Looks Like Through the Eyes of a 5th Grade Student
MSPAP Looks Like Through the Eyes of an 8th Grade Student
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