High School Assessment
2005 Biology Assessment
Biology Assessment

 Mini-Assessments     

The Maryland State Department of Education has created mini-assessments for students to take online. These assessments will enable students to better understand how the High School Assessments test the Core Learning Goals (CLG) as well as receive feedback regarding their performance.

The biology mini-assessments include a combination of selected response and constructed response items. Correct answers are provided for the selected response items. Since teachers and students score the constructed response items, the science rubric and anchor papers for each constructed response item are provided. Self scoring the constructed response items also will offer students opportunities to better understand how constructed response items are scored.

* Skills and Processes
Expectations
1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
* Biological Molecules
Expectation
3.1
* Cells and Organisms
Expectations
1.2, 3.2
* Inheritance of Traits
Expectation
3.3
* Evolutionary Change
Expectations
1.5, 3.4
* Interdependence of Organisms
Expectation
3.5
How do we test what students have learned in 9-12?Other assessments