Resources for Parents, Students, and Staff
The MCAP assessments serve as an “educational GPS system,” assessing students’ current performance, and pointing the way to what students need to learn to be ready for the next grade level and, by high school graduation, for college and/or a career.
The MCAP assessments are designed to give schools and teachers more information to improve instruction. Moreover, MCAP is designed to let parents know how their child is progressing academically. This more detailed information can lead to strong engagement between parents and teachers.
PARCC Assessments- Undertanding the Score
Parent Guide to MCAP/PARCC Score Report
Each spring BES 3rd and 4th grade students take the Maryland MCAP Assessment (formally PARCC). Parents of these students receive scores the following fall showing how how their child performed in English Language Arts and Math. The video below, along with the link to understandthescore.org will guide you through viewing your child's score report.
Learn more about helping your child with academics and the MCAP/PARCC assessment with these resources.
Understand The Score
Parent Tool Kit
Take a practice test of the English/Language Arts/Literacy portion of the MCAP Performance-Based Assessment (PBA).
The tutorials will allow students and educators to gain familiarity with the technology platform and interactive tools that will be used for MCAP Assessments.
Take a practice Test of the Math
portion of the MCAP Performance-Based Assessment (PBA).