HCPSS MPIA Request #2024-005

Erin Parker
Requested Information
I would like a copy of the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 reading screening (DIBELS) results by school and by grade for the beginning of the year, the middle of the year, and the end of the year.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Responsive to this request, please find attached all grades status DIBELS 8 screener results for beginning of the year (BOY), middle of year (MOY), and end of year (EOY) by elementary school as used by HCPSS for the past two years. HCPSS must protect against the potential disclosures of personally identifiable information about students as required by 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. 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 can reasonably identify an individual student or reveals information from an individual student’s record or could do so when combined with other publicly accessible data.

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