Policies and Regulations → Summary of Changes
ILA-RA, Assessments with Security and Reporting RequirementsOn July 19, 2021, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation ILA-RA, Assessments with Security and Reporting Requirements, was revised by the superintendent of schools. Updates clarify procedures required by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to designate a Local Accountability Coordinator; training requirements for staff who assist and/or administer state assessments; guidance regarding provision of accommodations in the test environment; restrictions on personal mobile devices; and procedures for addressing testing irregularities.
On July 8, 2021, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Regulation JEA-RD, Enrollment of Homeless Students, was revised by the superintendent of schools. Updates clarify procedures required by federal law that include provisions for eligibility determination, determination of the best interest of the child, awarding credit for full or partial coursework, participation in extracurricular activities, and provisions qualifying preschool-age homeless children; definitions regarding a child’s or youth’s primary nighttime residents that may qualify them as homeless; the responsibilities of the MCPS Homeless Liaison. New language addresses unaccompanied homeless youth, and natural or human-made disasters that may result in families losing their homes.