Improving teaching and learning is at the core of our work. To do this, MCPS staff must focus on learning, accountability, and results. Improving teaching and learning of literacy and mathematics ensures that all students not only have a solid foundation across all content areas but also possess the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to be college and career ready. We must monitor our students’ progress carefully and respond accordingly.
Monitoring all students’ progress during their Learning Journey requires that we focus on critical questions:
MCPS employs a multiple measures approach to answer these questions as students move through the critical milestone levels – primary to intermediate, intermediate to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to their future. With the goal of College and Career Readiness for all of our students, the use of multiple measures assures that monitoring students’ achievement includes classroom and district measures, as well as achievement on external measures such as MAP (Measures of Academic Progress), PARCC, ACT, and SAT. Continuous monitoring of students’ progress ensures that students have timely support, focused interventions, acceleration, and enrichment.
READINESS data currently are available at the district level and for grade levels 2, 5, 8 and 11. Individual school data as compared to district-level data.
Three years of enrollment data are reported in this dashboard. This data represents the official reporting as of September 30th of each year represented, as reported to the Maryland State Department of Education. The numbers and percentages represent official enrollment for MCPS upon which funding formulas are based for district allocations from local, state, and federal sources.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses serve as key components of a rigorous instructional program as well as a college-level course-like experience. Students who take AP or IB courses may participate in exams related to the course content. Data included in this dashboard represent the percent of students in and across grades 9 through 12 enrolled in at least one AP/IB course from 2014- 2015 to 2016- 2017 school years.
Information pertinent to the participation and performance of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations for the Class of 2017 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is presented in this dashboard. Trends of AP and IB exam participation and performance for MCPS graduates from 2015 to 2017 are displayed.
These dashboards include the MCPS student achievement monitoring system known as the Evidence of Learning developed during the latter part of the 2016-17 school year that includes multiple measures (i.e., classroom, district, and external) to determine whether our students are learning and learning enough. A student shows Evidence of Learning attainment by demonstrating success on at least two of the measurement types -classroom, district, and external. Evidence of Learning attainment is presented in several dashboards for both Literacy and Mathematics for students in grades 2, 5, 8, and 11. In September, MCPS will also report the Evidence of Learning attainment in Literacy and Mathematics for students completing grades 2, 5, 8, and 11 during the 2017-2018 school year. Also in September, Evidence of Learning attainment will be provided at the district level to show the performance for students in grades 3, 6, 9, and 12 during the 2017-18 school year who were in grades 2, 5, 8,and 11 during the 2016-2017 school year – providing a cohort view of performance.