• Testing Information

     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/

     

    PSAT 8/9

     

    Beginning Fall 2016, the PSAT 8/9 will also be used as part of the entrance criteria for the selection into high school specialty programs: Aerospace and Engineering at DuVal High School; Science and Technology at Charles H. Flowers High School, Oxon Hill High School, and Eleanor Roosevelt High School. By the middle of February students who meet eligibility requirements (based on test scores and academic grades) will be notified and will then be invited to apply to the program of their choice. Notification letters will be sent to student address on file. Parents and students are encouraged to respond as soon as possible upon receipt of the notice of eligibility . Students must follow the designated application procedure to seek enrollment.

    Students who take the PSAT 8/9 will receive access to free personalized SAT study. Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to offer a study plan that is designed specifically for each student based on his/her PSAT scores. With student/parent permission , Khan Academy will use their score results to create a study plan specifically designed for them.

    For additional information visit:

    Khan Academy SAT Prep on the College Board website
    About the PSAT 8/9 on the College Board website

    PSAT 8/9 is a way to encourage your child to start thinking about life after high school. We have  attached some helpful resources related to the SAT Suite of Assessments. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Ms. LeKeisha Render, Test Development Specialist at lekeisha.render@pgcps.org

     

     Links to more Information


    PGCPS Specialty Program Information for the for the 2017-2018 School Year

    PARCC TESTING CALENDAR FOR APRIL/MAY 2018

    PGCPS SAT / PSAT 8/9 Information 

     

     
     Walker Mill Middle School Contact Information 

     

     

    Testing Coordinator: Mrs. Victoria Anderson

     

    Email: victor.anderson@pgcps.org  Phone: 301 - 808-4055