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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:57 PM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. MCPS will continue to monitor the roadways and, if school closure is necessary, an announcement will be made by 7:00 a.m.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:57 PM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular. MCPS continuará monitoreando las condiciones en las carreteras y, de ser necesario un cierre escolar, se hará un anuncio a las 7:00 a.m.

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Accountability Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act), each state established a definition of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) to use each year to determine the achievement of each school district and school in reading and mathematics. In May 2012 the United States Department of Education granted a waiver to the Maryland State Department of Education for flexibility from adhering to certain requirements in NCLB Act. The ESEA Flexibility Waiver eliminates the AYP formula and removes the identification schools as in improvement. With the ESEA Flexibility Waiver came a new accountabilty system for Maryland. Schools are now measured by the Maryland School Progress Index.

Maryland School Assessment (MSA) – The MSA is a test of reading and math achievement that meets the testing requirements of the federal (NCLB Act). The test is given each year in early March in reading and math at grades 3 through 8 and in science in grades 5 and 8. Scores from the MSA and other state tests are posted on the Web at Sample test items are available on

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