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Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA)

Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) is Maryland’s new NGSS-aligned standardized science assessment. MISA replaces the MSA Science and HSA Biology tests in all Maryland schools and will be phased in beginning in 2017.

Elementary and middle school students take the MISA in Grades 5 and 8. High school students take the MISA after successfully completing high school coursework in all three main science disciplines: earth/space science, life science (biology), and physical science (chemistry and physics). Most students will take the MISA in Grade 11.

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MISA Timeline

2016–17 and 2017–18 School Years

2018–19 School Year

Class of 2020

Class of 2021 and After