PARCC

February 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Officer Noah Leotta’s parents will be in Annapolis to speak on strengthening ignition interlock laws in Maryland. Mother’s Against Drink Driving (MADD) will broadcast the event on Twitter @maddonline. 2. MCPS will be holding […]

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January 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Schools Opening on Time on Monday Morning

Make no doubt about it: Montgomery County public schools are opening on time on Monday morning. That’s the latest message from MCPS administrators on the district’s website. It will be the first time that MCPS students have been in class in over a week because of weather and road conditions following the Blizzard of 2016. […]

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November 6, 2015 | MCPS

PARCC Results Set New Baseline for Student Performance on Rigorous Exams

The first results from new state assessments show that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are performing better than their peers across the state, but demonstrate the urgent need to remain focused on closing persistent achievement gaps and improving student performance in literacy and mathematics. “These results provide a new starting point for how we […]

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May 21, 2015 | Krista Brick

PARCC Testing Changes Mean Less Testing Time for Students

Maryland students in grades 3-8 and high school will spend less time taking State assessments next year as a result of changes approved unanimously by the multi-state consortium governing the tests the Maryland Department of Education announced this week. The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) yesterday voted to consolidate […]

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May 6, 2015 | MoCo Student

Pearson Monitors Student Social Media Accounts Following PARCC Tests

Following concerns about student question sharing online, Pearson, the education company that offers the PARCC assessments, recently began monitoring student social media accounts to ensure there are no security breaches. Their decision was met with public backlash, as many thought it was no less than spying into the lives of students. “I do feel uncomfortable […]

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April 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 1, in Montgomery County

Good morning! We are counting down to our “Day in the Life of Montgomery County” event and want YOU  to participate. It’s just 21 days away. Here are your five things to know today, April 1, in Montgomery County: 1. This month is Autism Awareness month. See how Project Lifesaver is working to help those with […]

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March 31, 2015 | Krista Brick

State Test Might Replace Final Exams for Some MCPS Students Next Year

Middle and high school students who take a state exam like the highly-debated Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test may be exempt from taking their final exam in that same subject next year. In her blog posted on the MCPS website, Board President Patricia O’Neill said she and Board Member […]

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February 22, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of parents at MCPS PARCC event

PARCC Night at Gaithersburg High (VIDEO)

More than 600 Montgomery County Public Schools parents gathered at Montgomery Blair High School earlier this month to learn more about the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers – or PARCC – state tests. MCPS -TV has more. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming. […]

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November 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

PARCC Night at Gaithersburg High (VIDEO)

More than 250 Montgomery County Public Schools parents gathered at Gaithersburg High School on Nov. 24 to learn more about the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC—state tests. The event was designed to provide parents with important information on the new state assessments, the Common Core State Standards and how […]

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October 31, 2014 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1- The State Board of Education decided to delay making PARCC testing a graduation requirement. 2- It’s Halloween and the kids are off school. Here are some tips to get you through. 3- Check out this list of Halloween events happening today throughout the county. 4- […]

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