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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:46 AM -- 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.

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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.

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Class of 2008 Continues Upward Trend on ACT

August 13, 2008
ACT Scores for MCPS Students Are Above State Averages, Show Steady Increase Over Five Years

A report outlining the achievement on the ACT assessment of college readiness by the Class of 2008 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) shows these students performing consistently above Maryland averages in all sections of the test.

Results also show a steady increase in the scores of MCPS students over the past five years as the number of students taking the test also has increased. In 2004, 1,031 MCPS students took the ACT. In 2008, the number increased to 2,355 students, a jump of 620 students from the previous year.

The ACT is taken by some students applying to college as an alternative to the SAT. The ACT consists of assessments in English, mathematics, reading, and science that are designed to measure skills needed for success in first-year college coursework. The average composite score for MCPS students was 23.8, compared to a state average of 22.0. Scores for MCPS students in the four subsections of the test were between 1.5 and 2.1 points higher than the Maryland averages.

In the MCPS Class of 2008, 2,355 out of approximately 10,135 graduates took the ACT. Of this group, 81 percent were deemed ready for college English composition, compared to 72 percent statewide; 64 percent are ready for college algebra, compared to 51 percent statewide; 70 percent are ready for college social science, compared to 59 percent statewide; and 47 percent are ready for college biology, compared to 34 percent statewide.

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