To: Dr. Lillian Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools, State Board of Education, Dr. Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, The Maryland State House, The Maryland State Senate, and Governor Larry Hogan

Cancel the MSA

Refuse to administer the Maryland State Assessment this school year. It is an outdated test, the scores will not be looked at, and it is a waste of taxpayer money and instructional time for students.

Why is this important?

I am a teacher at a MCPS. I am very familiar with the amount of capital and human resources administering the Maryland State Assessment requires. Even though MD is switching over to the Common Core State Standards, which will be assessed by PARCC, the state is planning to administer the MSA this year. Our testing coordinators have literally been told the scores won't be looked at or matter. If this is the case, it is an irresponsible waste of taxpayer money and instructional time to administer this test.

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