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Do you want to know what taking the MISA portion of the MCAP assessment is like? Practice tests for each grade level of the assessment are available below for you to use to familiarize yourself with the kinds of items and format used for the MISA MCAP assessment.

Please select your grade level to view practice tests.
  • The practice test platforms have a default login of "Guest," however, users can choose to enter a name when they begin. This is for the teacher’s reference when printing reports at the end of the scorable practice tests. This information is not captured or maintained in the system. Teachers can assign numerical values to each student as a log in, if it is preferred.

Information on Accessibility Features and Accomodations

  • The full list of accessibility features and accomodations for the MCAP Assessments can be found in the Maryland Assessment Accessibility & Accomodations Policy Manual.
  • Answer masking, color contrast (background/font color) and text-to-speech for science, are available for all participating students who need these tools, but need to be identified in advance via the Personal Needs Profile (PNP).

Large Print

  • To print Large Print Paper Practice Tests to the optimal enlargement of 150% to 18 point font, they must be printed on 14" x 18" paper. Do not use print scaling or fit-to-page in your printer settings.
  • Large Print Paper Practice Tests can also be printed on 11" x 17" paper with a print size of less than 150% of the standard print. For this, print scaling or fit-to-page must be set in your printer settings.

Braille

  • Guidance for Duxbury Users:

    Open the file in Duxbury. If you receive a Page Depth Exceeded error, follow these steps:

    1. Open DBT.
    2. Go to the Global menu and Embosser Setup. Change the form size to wide with 11” paper or 11.5 x 11 inch paper if using 11.2sr4.
    3. Go to the Global menu and go to "Formatted Braille Importer."
    4. Check the checkbox labeled "Read formatted braille without interpretation" and activate the OK button. It is the only checkbox in this menu.
    5. Open the file.
    6. Review the screen prior to embossing.
    7. Emboss the file.

  • Tactile Graphics
    • Tactile graphics are images that use raised surfaces so that a person who is blind or visually impaired can feel them. They are used to convey non-textual information such as maps, paintings, graphs, and diagrams.
    • If you have a student who is blind or has a visual impairment and who requires tactile graphics to take the practice tests, please email mcap.msde@maryland.gov.
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