Maryland Integrated Science Assessment begins Friday, March 9

The purpose of this letter is to share that all eighth grade students will begin the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) on Friday, March 9. The MISA is a Maryland State Department of Education mandated assessment administered to all fifth and eighth grade students in Maryland. This assessment replaced the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) in Science, and last year it was administered for the first time.

For more information about MISA, please visit

It is important that students are here and present during testing. Please try to refrain from scheduling appointments during your student’s testing sessions. A more visual version of the testing schedule can be found on the back of this letter. Please email Dr. Kang at with any questions.

MISA Testing Letter Home 2018