Maryland High School Assessment (MHSA)
High School Assessment (HSA) & PARCC Information
Hotline: (240) 453-2HSA | www.mcpsHSA.org | Link to this page
Students who took an Algebra 1 and/or English 10 test prior to 2016-2017, either HSA or PARCC, are not required to pass these tests.
Algebra 1 and English 10 HSA tests ended in summer 2015; taking these tests is no longer possible. Students enrolled in Algebra 1 and English 10 for the first time in 2016 – 2017 and after must pass those PARCC assessments. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has not yet established the passing scores for the PARCC assessments.
Students must pass the Biology and Government HSAs, meet the requirements through an approved combined score, or through the Bridge Plan. Students who entered grade 9 in 2012-2013 or earlier are not required to pass the Government HSA test.
Meet all assessment requirements with passing scores on HSA or PARCC tests
- HSA Alg – 412 - PARCC ALG01 passing score TBD
- HSA Bio – 400
- HSA Eng – 396 - PARCC ELA10 passing score TBD
- HSA Gov – 394
Meet assessment requirements with passing scores or participation
- HSA Alg - 412 or took HSA Alg or PARCC ALG01 by spring 2016
- HSA Eng - 396 or took HSA Eng or PARCC ELA10 by spring 2016
- HSA Bio - 400
- HSA Gov - 394 (for students who entered grade 9 in 2013-14 and after)
Meet assessment requirements with a combined score - students who entered grade 9 in 2012-2013 or a prior year do not need to pass the Government HSA but may apply their Government HSA score toward a combined score. Also, students that have previously taken HSAs in Algebra 1 and English 10 can have their scores applied to a combined score. In all, there are 11 approved combined score options for students. Check with your child’s counselor for more information about combined scores.
Meet assessment requirements through the Bridge Plan. There are no Bridge Plans for Algebra 1 and English 10 in 2016-2017.