MCAP Testing: September 20, 22, 24 & 27

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 2:29pm

Fall MCAP Testing:  September 20, 22, 24 & 27, 2021

As part of continued COVID-19 recovery efforts, the Maryland State Department of Education is conducting an early fall student assessment as one of several strategies to identify how students are performing academically. The results will help educators better understand student needs, so that we can address disrupted education and accelerate learning opportunities for all students. These results never stand alone in assessing student growth and will be used in combination with other assessments and class work to gauge overall student performance. 

What is MCAP? 

The Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) is the overarching term used for all state assessments. The assessments will measure how well students performed in content presented during the last school year (2020-2021). Students will take the assessment for the grade or course in which they were enrolled last spring when the assessment was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example: a current 6th grader will take the 5th grade English Language Arts/ Literacy (ELA/L) and Mathematics test, and a current 8th grader would take the 7th grade ELA and math test.

When are Lake Elkhorn students testing? 

On the following days listed below, Lake Elkhorn students will report directly to their Homeroom/Eagle Time class for testing:

  • Monday, September 20th: Math MCAP (Grades 6-8)
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: ELA Section 1 MCAP (Grades 6-8)
  • Friday, September 24th: ELA Section 2 MCAP (Grades 6-8)
  • Monday, September 27th: MISA-Science Assessment (Grade 6 ONLY) 

What materials will students need for testing? 

Students must bring and use an HCPSS Chromebook for testing. They will not be able to use a personal laptop. Students should also bring their Chromebook chargers and headphones (Bluetooth/wireless headphones cannot be used for testing). 

Who do I contact if I have a question? 

Please contact Ms. Kamille Guinn at