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Data and Testing

Rochelle Savoy

School Testing Coordinator (STC)


Our school system provides a countywide testing program that consists of tests given throughout the year. These assessments are administered to assess how the programs, offered within the county and school, are meeting the needs of the Melwood scholars. The list of assessments includes the following:

  • Otis Lennon School Ability Test: administered to scholars in Grade 1 (October) and Grade 3 (November) for identification into the Talented and Gifted Program.
  • WIDA Access: administered to our ESOL population in the Spring.
  • Unit Pre/Post Assessments: administered quarterly in math and reading in order to measure Melwood scholar’s level of mastery of taught skills and concepts.
  • Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program: administered to scholars in grades 3-5 (Math & Reading) in March & April
  • FAST Science: administered to grade 5 scholars in November and January.
  • MISA Science: administered to grade 5 scholars in April.
  • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP-R): administered August, January and May.

Information will be shared throughout the school year on upcoming tests.