HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-097

Requested Information
Please supply in excel format, for all schools and all school levels, the parcc exam scores for all parcc exams given by the individual school broken down by ELL and non ELL test takers. Also provide the same information but instead of ELL and non ELL, please break down by race.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
PARCC exam data for 2017-2018 HCPSS test takers. Please note the data parameters in the cover page of this file. Particularly, please note these will not correspond to data as reported in the Maryland Report Card due to different parameters used such as enrollment length of a student, and instances where multiple tests are taken by the same student. Additionally, under both the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which restricts access to student records, and MPIA GP § 4-313, which prevents disclosure of school district records pertaining to individual students, HCPSS must protect against the potential disclosures of personally identifiable information about students. In accordance, HCPSS follows the Maryland State Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics’ guidelines for protecting student privacy in public reporting and suppresses the following from responsive records: populations that fall below 10; percentages that are less than or equal to 5, or greater than or equal to 95; categories directly related to specific student records; and/or information that, when combined with other publicly accessible data, can reasonably identify an individual student or reveals information from an individual student’s record. HCPSS has made substantial efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, data collection and reporting is consistently subject to change. Please be mindful when comparing data as many variances can occur between reports based on date pulled, parameters used, categories included, etc.

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