• PARCC English Language Arts field testing

    Elementary and elementary/middle school principals and assistant principals   |    Deadline: through June 3

    During the upcoming PARCC administration window, the PARCC consortium will be conducting field testing for the English Language Arts (ELA) test in grades 3-12 in an effort to help evaluate test questions and tasks across different student sample groups within the consortium for future assessment administrations. Please note that the results from this field test will not affect any individual students or schools in the district. The Maryland State Department of Education will implement the ELA field testing  over a four-year period (spring 2016 through spring 2019) by randomly selecting 45 City Schools to participate each year (schedule attached). The ELA field test will consist of an additional 90 minute unit for grade 3-5 and 110 minute unit for grades 6-12.

    For questions, please email Carol Wilson in the Achievement and Accountability Office or call 410-396-8962.


    View other items in the March 17, 2016, Leadership Action Update