Two Things You Need to Know from the Sept. 21 Board of Education Meeting


MCPS sent out a letter to the community detailing “two things you need to know” about yesterday’s Board of Education meeting.

The letter to the community can be seen below:

“Dear MCPS Community:

Here are two things you need to know about from the Sept. 21, 2021, Board of Education meeting, including remembrances of Mrs. Patricia O’Neill and a report on the Equity Accountability Framework: Evidence of Learning.

  1. The Montgomery County Board of Education shared remembrances of Mrs. Patricia O’Neill, board member since 1998 who passed away on Sept 14.Board members and MCPS staff recognized the depth and breadth of institutional knowledge that Mrs. O’Neill brought to her work with the Montgomery County Board of Education in her commitment to the students and staff of MCPS. An official proclamation was presented to the O’Neill family and a video remembrance was shared.  It can be viewed here.
  2. MCPS staff shared ongoing work in support of the MCPS Equity Accountability Model and the Evidence of Learning Framework. MCPS staff shared the 2020‒2021 Evidence of Learning (EOL) end-of-year performance data for students in Grades 2, 5, 8, and 11. These 2020-2021 data represent the first full-year view of academic performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Evidence of Learning Framework employs a multiple measures approach designed to help us answer the questions: Are our children learning and are they learning enough? The staff report included the following:
    • A review of Evidence of Learning data from 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 revealing the effect of virtual and hybrid learning in key areas of literacy and mathematics.
    • Information concerning the college and career readiness of students from the 2020-2021 school year,  including the overall success of students by student demographics.
    • The school improvement planning process.
    • A focus on literacy and mathematics.
    • The use of assessments to inform changes in instructional practices.
    • The acceleration of learning that focuses on the mastery of grade-level content.
    • Providing tutoring resources and student instructional interventions.
    • Providing necessary professional development for staff.

This work represents key strategies and tactics necessary to support students returning to in-person learning in a continuing COVID-19 environment.

More information about these items is available here.”


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