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    The AACPS Testing Office oversees the administration of all state and federally mandated assessments, and is the main point of contact for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on all matters related to test administration. The Senior Manager is designated as AACPS’ Local Accountability Coordinator (LAC). This role includes receiving and disseminating the most up-to-date information from MSDE and its vendors related to the requirements of the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Maryland Accountability Program. 

    Testing staff work directly with School Testing Coordinators (STC), Assistant Principals and Principals on test administration policies and procedures, as well as test security matters at each of the 120+ schools. Schools are provided support to ensure that  77,000+ AACPS students participate in the assessments for which they are eligible.  This includes:

    • identification of students eligible to participate in these assessments
    • training of staff in the proper administration of these assessments
    • addressing all issues relating to the proper administration of various federal-mandated assessments, state-mandated assessments, and College Board exams
    • test administration and test security procedures, and
    • processing state files including pretest, post-test, correction and filed files