High School Assessments
Intended to raise expectations for all high school students, the HSA measure achievement in Algebra, Biology, English and Government, as required by the Maryland State Board of Education under NCLB. Students must meet a passing score on the HSA in order to earn a Maryland High School Diploma.
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The MSDE recognizes that there will be some students who will struggle on the HSA, even after they take the tests several times and take advantage of academic remediation. The Bridge Plan for Academic Validation would provide another way for students to meet the HSA graduation requirement and earn a high school diploma, while meeting the same standards as those students passing the HSA. For more information visit the Maryland High School Assessments web site at: www.hsaexam.org