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Testing

at Queen Anne's County Public Schools

Office of Accountability, Assessments & Data Management

Vision

The Office of Accountability, Assessment and Data Management will assist school personnel and central office staff in the use of a wide range of assessment data and tools to evaluate programs and school improvement goals, including those directly related to student achievement and school performance.

Mission

The office of Accountability works with data required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This includes overseeing the administration of the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) by administering state assessments for Reading, Math, and Science, and Social Studies. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises the administration of all state assessments: MCAP English\Language Arts, MCAP Math, Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA), HSA Government, HS MISA, Multi-State Alternative Assessment (MSAA), WIDA ACCESS, etc.  
  • Coordinates and provides assistance for national tests: PSAT, SAT, AP, CogAT, NAEP.
  • Monitors student achievement and reports on results to various stakeholders.
  • Maintains PowerSchool, the student information system, and the learning management system, Schoology.
  • Maintains data reporting and applications; including the Performance Matters platform, Pearson Access, and other instructional data systems.
  • Prepares, creates, and compiles electronic data, testing files and reports for district, state and federal reporting requirements. 
  • Manages the creation of online assessments (OLA), answer keys, and scan sheets for district created assessments in Performance Matters.
  • Conducts statistical research and/or analysis to improve learning outcomes for all students while targeting strategies to close achievement gaps.
  • Disseminates information regarding assessment initiatives to appropriate staff as needed.
  • Collects and calculates Teacher Principal Evaluation (TPE) Data and provides training and assistance to administrators on TPE Databases.

Testing Policies & Procedures

Test Administration Policy

Local Assessment Administration Manual

Assessments & Calendar

QACPS List of Assessments

2022-2023 QACPS Testing Calendar

For information on accommodations provided on assessments, please review the

Maryland Accommodations Manual.

Additional Information About the CogAT®

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®), is administered to students in grades 3 and 5 in mid-October.

CogAT® measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal. While CogAT® is well-suited to help educators make important student placement decisions, such as selecting students for Gifted and Talented programs, exclusive features such as the Ability Profile Score can be used to expand the educational opportunities of all students.

Reasoning abilities have substantial correlations with learning and problem solving, both in and out of school. CogAT’s measurement of three different content domains ensures that educators receive a balanced view of the child.

Each level of CogAT® offers three test batteries:

Verbal Battery: Verbal Classification, Sentence Completion, Verbal Analogies

Quantitative Battery: Quantitative Relations, Number Series, Equation Building

Nonverbal Battery: Figure Classification, Figure Analogies, Figure Analysis

Three types of percentile scores are reported from the CogAT®. 

Age Percentile Rank (APR) indicates the percentage of the students in the same age group in the national normative sample whose scores fell below the score obtained by a particular student.

Grade Percentile Rank (GPR) indicates the percentage of the students in the same grade in the national normative sample whose scores fell below the score obtained by a particular student.

Local Percentile Rank (LPR) indicates the percentage of the students in the local group whose scores fell below the score obtained by a particular student.

Once Parents have received their child’s Snapshot Profile, they may use the interactive tool provided by Riverside Publishing to receive a more complete interpretation of the student’s ability profile./

Resources

ACT – Preparing for the ACT Test

ACT – Preparing for the ACT Test (versión en español)

PSAT 10 – Student Guide

PSAT/NMSQT – Student Guide

SAT – The SAT Study Guide for Students from The College Board

SAT – Official SAT Practice

Advanced Placement 2021 Results

QACPS Five-Year Goals and District Progress Indicators

Outcome: All Queen Anne’s County Public School students will meet or exceed standards and graduate on-time college, career, and civic ready to be globally competitive. Achievement disparities among all groups of students will be eliminated.

Contacts

Dr. Matthew Kibler
Director of Accountability & Implementation
(410) 758-2403 Ext. 166
202 Chesterfield Ave.
Centreville, MD 21617
matthew.kibler@qacps.org

Ms. Tracy Kenna
Supervisor of Accountability,
Assessment, & Data Management
(410) 758-2403 Ext. 263
202 Chesterfield Ave.
Centreville, MD 21617
tracy.kenna@qacps.org

Mr. Christopher Brown
Data Specialist
(410) 758-2403 Ext. 261
202 Chesterfield Ave.
Centreville, MD 21617
christopher.brown@qacps.org

Mr. Kevin Michaels
Instructional Technology Coordinator
(410) 758-2403 Ext. 172
202 Chesterfield Ave.
Centreville, MD 21617
kevin.michaels@qacps.org

Ms. Debbie Terry
Accountability Specialist
(410) 758-2403 Ext. 254
202 Chesterfield Ave.
Centreville, MD 21617
debra.terry@qacps.org

Ms. Renee Wolff
Accountability Specialist
(410) 758-2403 Ext. 137
202 Chesterfield Ave.
Centreville, MD 21617
renee.wolff@qacps.org