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State releases additional assessment data from last school year

Earlier this week, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) published state, local and school level data from students who completed Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) exams last school year. Results for MCAP assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, and science for the 2022-2023 school year are now available on the 2023 Maryland Report Card website.

Data released by the state this week include ELA results from Grades 3-8 and high school students, math results from Grades 3-8 and high school students, and science data from Grades 5 and 8. The newly available reports include MCAP data for each school that shows the percent of students in each performance area.

MSDE reports MCAP performance assessment data using four levels: Distinguished Learner (Level 4); Proficient Learner (Level 3); Developing Learner (Level 2); and Beginning Learner (Level 1). A data analysis for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) overall MCAP results from last school year is outlined here on the school system website.

Parents receive their child’s state assessment results through a document called an Individual Score Report, or ISR. Reports for the 2022-2023 school year were sent home with students earlier this month.

Additional data for CCPS released this week by the state includes information about educator qualifications and per-pupil expenditures. Per-pupil expenditure is the expected cost of educating each student in the school system. This figure is calculated by dividing the school’s operating costs by total enrollment. CCPS is required to report its official enrollment to MSDE on Sept. 30 annually.

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 on the basis of 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 M. 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).