The Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) are tests that measure school and individual student progress toward Maryland's High School Core Learning Goals . Passing the HSA is a graduation requirement beginning with the graduating class of 2009.

The passing scale scores for the High School Assessments are: Algebra 412, Biology 400, English 396, and Government 394.

If a student does not pass an HSA, he or she can still fulfill the HSA requirement for the Maryland diploma by earning at least the minimum score on each test and a combined score of 1602. The combined score is the total of all HSA test scores. The minimum HSA scale scores are Algebra 402, Biology 391, English 386, and Government 387.


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2006 Consistency in the Decision-Making of HSA and MSA: Identifying Students for Remediation for HSA(2006)
2006 The Prediction of Performance on the Maryland High School Graduation Exam: Magnitude, Modeling and Reliability of Results (2006)
2001 Effects of Teacher Knowledge of Rubrics on Student Achievement in Four Content Areas
1997 The Role of the Computer in the Maryland High School Assessment