Middle School Instruction and Achievement

The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs (OCIP) works collaboratively with school leadership and MCPS offices to provide support and training for school and administrators, leadership teams, and teacher leaders to ensure high quality instruction so achievement is not predictable by race and all students are prepared for college and career success.

Middle school students

Curriculum and Instruction

Policy IEB
MCPS Policy - Middle School Education

Middle School Course Bulletin
An overview of the MCPS middle school program

Middle School Magnet Consortium
Three schools — Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland middle schools — each of which offers an innovative and challenging magnet curriculum

Guide to Special Programs in our Middle Schools
Descriptions of local school and countywide specialized academic programs.

Subject Area Resources
Resources for parents and students in each subject area

State Curriculum
Curriculum developed by the Maryland State Department of Education

How Parents and Community Can Help
Resources for parents and community from the Maryland State Department of Education

Test Dates



About MSA Mathematics
Information about the MSA mathematics test

About MSA Reading
Information about the MSA reading test

Sample MSA Items
Sample MSA reading and math items from MSDE



Adequate Yearly Progress
How Maryland implements AYP.

Maryland Report Card - MSA Results
Performance reports by school

Standardized Test Results
Performance reports by school