Today and yesterday I had the pleasure of proctoring the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) for Miss Hoover's 5th grade class at Hampstead Hill Academy.
Despite the enormous pressure the MSA places on students, teachers, and administrators, the students were focused and extremely well-behaved.
Perhaps the only thing more impressive than their behavior was the artwork the students drew on their scratch papers (which unfortunately had to be collected with the tests for test security)
Once the test was over Miss Hoover gave the students snacks and some free time to relax. Some of the students read while other played math games or worked on their homework.
I applaud Miss Hoover and her students for their outstanding work.
- Larry Schugam