School Improvement in Maryland

MISA: Maryland Integrated Science Assessment

What is MISA?

MISA Descriptive Material

Maryland Public Schools- Testing Content and Data

Maryland Assessment

Some Facts about MISA:

  • The assessments meet the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • The assessments are administered in Grade 5, Grade 8, and High School.
  • The assessments include both selected response and constructed response items. Some selected response items are technology enhanced items.
  • The assessments are online assessments taken on a computer.
  • The assessments were developed by MSDE with input from Maryland educators.


MISA Descriptive Material

Maryland Public Schools- Testing Content and Data

Standards being assessed

Next Generation Science Standards

The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) are science assessments in Grade 5, 8 and High School. These assessments provide educators, parents, and the public with information on student progress towards science literacy.

What does MISA look like?

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has developed practice tests to provide supervisors, teachers, students, and parents an opportunity to become familiar with the structure, layout, and tools that will be available on the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA)

The High School MISA (HS MISA) will be administrated on a new online platform, iTester. The accommodated forms, paper and large print, of the HS MISA will also be available. The HS MISA practice test can be accessed through the following link:

The online HS MISA Practice test can also be accessed through the HSA kiosk or online at

Online Practice Test Logins
No ASL videos
Username: practicehsmisa
Password: maryland

ASL videos
Username: aslpracticehsmisa
Password: maryland