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Applied Research Unit
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 11
Rockville 20850

Phone: 301-279-3553

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Applied Research

The Applied Research Unit conducts research for the school district, analyzes, and reports on student performance on tests such as the Assessment Program in Primary Reading (AP-PR), AP, IB, PSAT, SAT, and ACT.

The unit also conducts research on the relationship of student academic performance, demographic variables, and participation in selected schools, classes, and programs.

The unit helps schools in research/data-driven decision-making by developing monitoring tools that apply research findings to the school setting. The tools help staff in early identification of students at risk of not meeting academic standards so that they may be provided the necessary support/intervention. Additionally, the unit conducts student, staff and parent surveys.

The Applied Research Unit provides consulting services to schools and offices and coordinates external research requests submitted to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

External Research Requests and Internal Data Collection Activities 

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Program Evaluation Unit
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 31C
Rockville 20850

Phone: 301-279-3553

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Program Evaluation

The Program Evaluation (PE) Unit designs and conducts comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluations of Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) programs and initiatives aligned with the MCPS strategic plan, Our Call to Action: Pursuit of Excellence. The goal is to provide formative or summative information on the program's or policy's outcomes and processes through the application of scientific tools and techniques.

These evaluations focus on the Board of Education and the superintendent's priority areas and initiatives implemented in MCPS to improve student learning. In addition, PE staff members provide technical assistance and consulting to other MCPS program staff, develop evaluation plans for major grant proposals sought by the school system, provide psychometric consultation and analyses and collaborate with outside higher education institutions in the evaluation of selected funded programs operating within the school system.

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Records Unit
Concord Center
7210 Hidden Creek Road
Bethesda 20817

Phone: 301-320-7301

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Records

Central Records supports schools by maintaining all graduate and withdrawal student records in compliance with State and Federal regulations. We also support MCPS offices by storing boxed records based on space availability.

How to Request Transcripts 

Storing Boxed Records 

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Reporting Unit
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 11
Rockville 20850

Phone: 301-279-3553

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Reporting

The reporting unit publishes Schools at a Glance, Special Education at a Glance, and School Safety and Security at a Glance on an annual basis.

Reporting is also responsible for submitting required data collections to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), as well as the United States Department of Education (USDE).

The unit provides support to school recordkeepers and responds to data requests from school and office staff, as well as from outside the system. Reporting also monitors data entered into the student system to ensure accuracy.

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Testing Unit
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 11
Rockville 20850

Phone: 301-279-3595

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Testing

The Testing Unit implements a comprehensive program of student assessment including all parts of the state-mandated testing program. Additionally, OSA contributes to MCPS accountability for student performance by analyzing and reporting results from the SAT, Advanced Placement Tests, and other measures of student performance that are not part of the state-mandated testing program.

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Testing Calendars

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