This dashboard includes data on the performance MCPS students on the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) English Language Arts (ELA). MCAP ELA is a required assessment in the state of Maryland. PARCC measures complex skills like critical thinking, persuasive writing and problem solving. The tests are scored on a five-point scale—Level 1: Did not yet meet expectations; Level 2: Partially Met Expectations; Level 3: Approached Expectations; Level 4: Met expectations and Level 5: Exceeded Expectations. Students scoring 4’s and 5’s are considered to be on track to be college and career ready. The percent of students meeting each performance level is included in this dashboard.