School briefs

February 18, 2003

Hood College to hold information session
FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College will provide overviews of its special education, early childhood education and secondary education programs at an information session Wednesday.

The session will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Commons Room of the Whitaker Campus Center. Members of the Hood faculty, Hood students in the education program and representatives from admissions and financial aid will present the program.

For information, contact Hood's Adult Studies Program Office at 1-301-696-3500.

Unviersities plan open house
SHADY GROVE, Md. - The Universities at Shady Grove will host an open house Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. for those interested in upper-level, undergraduate programs or graduate programs.

Eight University System of Maryland institutions offer daytime, evening and weekend classes at The Universities at Shady Grove. Admission and transfer counselors will be present to answer questions.

For directions, call 1-301-738-6023 or go online to

View sample test questions online

The Maryland State Department of Education has published sample test questions on the Web for the Maryland School Assessment, the state's new measure of reading and math achievement.


The Web address for the sample test questions is

The Maryland School Assessment, will be administered March 3-6. Third-, fifth- and eighth-graders will take the assessment in reading and math; 10th-graders will take the assessment in reading.

In future years testing will be expanded to include reading and math in grades 4, 6 and 7 and science in grades 3, 5 and 8.

The Maryland School Assessment includes multiple-choice questions and questions that require written responses. The sample questions posted on the Web are considered prototypes and won't be used in actual test administrations.

The sample questions will be used to help educators and the public understand what the Maryland School Assessment will look like.

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