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CCPS looking for parent, community volunteers to review testing plans

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for parent and community volunteers to serve on the school system’s District Committee on Assessment.

State law requires each local school system to create a district committee on assessment every two years to review and evaluate the district’s assessment plan, as well as make recommendations to the Board of Education. This will be the third time since 2018 that CCPS is forming an assessment committee.

All committee meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata.

Meeting dates are Feb. 22; March 28; April 18; May 2; and May 25.

Below are topics for each meeting.

  • Meeting 1 – Section 7-203 of the Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, previous recommendations, College and Career Readiness (CCR), Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) and CCPS common assessments. 
  • Meeting 2 – Testing minutes, Stiggins rubrics to review assessments, level meetings and review of current assessments.
  • Meeting 3 and 4 – Individual working groups to evaluate the assessments using rubrics and create recommendations.
  • Meetings 5 – Finalize recommendations.

CCPS parents and community members interested in volunteering should complete the interest form below by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb 10.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).