The 2018-2019 Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) results were released on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, by the Maryland State Department of Education. Carroll County Public Schools celebrates a first place ranking in the state of Maryland in Mathematics for grades 3-8 and in Algebra I. English Language Arts performance in grades 3-8 and English 10 ranked second in the state.
According to Dr. Steven Lockard, Superintendent of Schools, “We are proud of our outstanding students and their performance. These results are a reflection of the exceptional educators we have here in Carroll County Public Schools.”
All parents and guardians will be able to view their individual child’s results via the CCPS Home Access Center. Over the next several weeks, the school system will spend time analyzing and disaggregating the metrics, developing reports, and reflecting on the data to drive system improvement.
“As we celebrate our students’ success, we will continue to reflect on areas for improvement,” Lockard said. “Our staff are looking forward to the upcoming school year and will continue to provide quality instruction for all students.”
The 2018-2019 school year was the final year that state assessments used materials developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC). Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, students will be assessed under the new Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP). The MCAP assessments will focus on the same academic content standards in English/Language Arts and Math as previous years, but with new items developed by Maryland educators. These assessments are designed to provide students, parents, and teachers with an understanding of student progress toward graduation and workforce readiness.