• Elementary and Middle School Assessment

    PARCC 

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests are high quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy). They are carefully crafted to give teachers, schools, students, and parents better and more useful information on how we're preparing our kids for their futures.

    Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA)

    Measures student achievement on the Maryland Content Standards in Science in Grade 5 (testing content from Grades 4 and 5), Grade 8 (testing content from Grades 6, 7 and 8) and Grade 11 (testing content in earth/space science, life science, and physical science). The Grade 11 assessment is one of the four tests required in Maryland for graduation.
     

    ACCESS for ELLs

    Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.

    National Assessment of Educational Progress

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only ongoing, nationally representative measure of what America's students know and can do in key subject areas. For more than 35 years, NAEP has provided valuable information on student achievement to policymakers, educators, and the general public. The NAEP test is administered to selected schools in the spring of even numbered-years to fourth and eighth grade students. Detailed information can be found at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/. 
     
    For further information contact:

    Peggy Harrington
    Test Administration Supervisor (Elementary/Middle School)
    peggyh@pgcps.org 

    Sarah Crisman
    Test Administration Specialist (Elementary/Middle School)
    sarah.crisman@pgcps.org

     
    Pamela Stewart
    Test Administration Specialist (Elementary/Middle School)