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addition to on-going assessment which takes place in all classrooms, students
in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will take the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program
(MCAP) in language arts/literacy and mathematics in May. MCAP replaced
the PARCC assessment for reading and mathematics.
Students in Grades 3 -5 are also administered the Measures of
Academic Progress in Reading (MAP-R) during the fall, winter, and spring.
Kindergarten, first and second grade students participate in the Measures of
Academic Progress in Reading Fluency (MAP-RF) during the fall, winter and
spring. The MAP-R and MAP-RF assessments are used to provide teachers with
accurate data to ensure that all students are receiving instruction on their
specific reading level.
Students in grades K –3 will participate in the Measures of
Academic Progress—Primary Grades (MAP-P) or Measures of Academic
Progress---Mathematics (MAP-M) three times per year. The MAP-P and MAP-M
provide opportunities for benchmark assessment for learning and to guide
Second grade students and students new to MCPS are globally
screened in the spring for identification in the gifted and talented program.