About: Testing Options
Maryland has alternatives for students unable to pass the HSAs—ways for them to demonstrate what they know in the four core subjects and still graduate on time. These options are fair. They still require that students know the material, but acknowledge that some students show that they know the material in different ways.
Students who may struggle on the HSAs have many testing options (see the navigation bar to the left). If you have questions about a child's ability to take advantage of these options, contact his or her teacher.