State of Maryland Assessments for Fall 2021

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 9:47am

As part of continued COVID-19 recovery efforts, the Maryland State Department of Education is conducting an early fall student assessment. The Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) is the overarching term used for all state assessments. MSDE will administer assessments in the Early Fall for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA/L), Mathematics, and Science (Maryland Integrated Science Assessment- MISA), as well as the Alternate Assessments in ELA, Mathematics and Science, and the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA).

See the MSDE flyer for more information and a general testing schedule.

At SFES our testing dates are below:

  • Math MCAP: Tuesday, 9/21 and Wednesday, 9/22  – Grades 4 and 5
  • ELA MCAP: Tuesday, 9/28 and Wednesday, 9/29  – Grades 4 and 5
  • Make-ups will be the week of October 4th

Students need to bring a fully charged laptop, headphones, and a positive attitude. Please contact Mrs. Carter at with any questions about the MCAP assessment. You can also visit Testing FAQ for Families at this link.