Fiscal Year 2014 → Question 20
BUDGET PAGE REFERENCE: 4-40
During FY 2010 through FY 2013, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (DCI) in the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs made extensive purchases of Leveled Reading Kits and READ 180 to build school inventories for these programs. Since schools have adequate inventories of these materials, DCI is able to reduce its department budget and the assessment budget for FY 2014 by $193,559. During FY 2014, schools will use individual school allocations to replace materials as needed. DCI will continue to provide support and professional development to schools implementing both programs, and will continue to allocate READ 180 licenses to secondary schools based on student enrollment in the program.
The preparation services for SAT/PSAT are free on the College Board website. In addition, the ACT website provides free preparation services. Both websites are currently being utilized by MCPS students allowing for the reduction of $98,000 for Triumph online services.