The Learning Journey

Measures to Ensure Student Success | 2017-2018

Multiple Measures: MCPS Classroom Measures | MCPS Districtwide Measures | External Measures
At all levels: Primary (K-2) › Intermediate (3-5) › Middle (6-8) › High (9-12)

Evidence of Learning Parent Guides

Elementary - K to 2: English / Español / Français / 한국어 / አማርኛ

Elementary - 3 to 5: English / Español / Français / 한국어 / አማርኛ

Middle School: English / Español / Français / 한국어 / አማርኛ

Pre K-12 Milestones

MCPS Learning Journey

Improving teaching and learning is at the core of our work. To do this, MCPS staff must focus on learning, accountability, and results. Improving teaching and learning of literacy and mathematics ensures that all students not only have a solid foundation across all content areas but also possess the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to be college and career ready. We must monitor our students’ progress carefully and respond accordingly.

Monitoring all students’ progress during their Learning Journey requires that we focus on critical questions:

  • Are our students learning?
  • Are they learning enough?
  • If not, why not?
  • What are we going to do about it?

MCPS employs a multiple measures approach to answer these questions as students move through the critical milestone levels – primary to intermediate, intermediate to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to their future. With the goal of College and Career Readiness for all of our students, the use of multiple measures assures that the monitoring students’ achievement contains perspectives gleaned from classroom and district measures, as well as achievement on external measures such as MAP, PARCC, ACT, SAT, and the like.

Monitoring through data analysis helps staff ensure that students have an opportunity to learn through providing timely support and focused interventions for learners at the earliest sign of struggle to maintain the pathway to readiness and rigor.