Public Information


Frequently Asked Questions



School Facilities Study Information

School Advisory Meeting Video 01-13-14

Dr. Lever's Letter to Superintendent December 12th    12-20-13

Advisory / School Consolidation Impact Committee Orientation December 16th 12-13-13

Advisory School Consolidation Committee Timeline REVISED 12-10-13

Garrett County Public Schools Debt Outstanding at June 30, 2013  12-06-13

School Consolidation Impact Committee Application PDF 11-15-13

Advisory Application for the School Closure Process PDF 11-15-13

FEA Cost Proposal - Question and Answer 11-13-13

FEA Facility Needs Assessment and Master Plan 11-11-13

BFM Architects Schools Design Review 09-11-13

Garrett County Schools - Dr. Wilson's Facility Presentation from October 28th  11-07-13


School System Information

WKHJ Interview with Dr. Wilson 01-22-14


Math Strategies for Parents



PowerSchool, School Messenger, and Parental Portal


  PowerSchool Parent Portal and School Messenger Setup   10-24-17

School Messenger Signup for Community Members  01-13-17

Parent Portal in PowerSchool Setup 08-05-15

School Messenger Opt Out Directions 01-07-14

PowerSchool Parent Portal and School Messenger Setup Tutorial Video 11-01-13


College and Career Ready under the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act



PARCC Assessments, High School Assessments, College and Career Ready Standards





Understanding the New PARCC Home Score Report   10-21-16

"The Super 5"   from The National Parent Teacher Association  10-19-16



GreatKids State Test Guide for Parents (PARCC)      12-22-15

Understanding Your Child's PARCC Test Scores - Grades 3-8    12-07-15

PARCC Released Test Items   11-13-15

PARCC Score Report Interpretation Guide for Parents     11-04-15

PARCC Score Report Interpretation Guide for Teachers   11-04-15

Parent Guide to the PARCC Score Report Video  11-04-15

Parent Q&A on PARCC Score Report   10-30-15
Access to PARCC Related Resources   10-30-15
PARCC General Talking Points   10-30-15

An Overview of K-12 Testing     10-30-15

PARCC Data Privacy    10-30-15

Student Achievement Infographic   10-30-15

Perspectives on Assessments in Maryland   10-12-15

MSDE's PARCC Webpage   10-05-15

Understand the Score - A PARCC Resource for Parents and Teachers 09-30-15

Parent Guide for PARCC Score Report 9-30-15

PARCC Score Report Information and Samples for ELA and Math  09-30-15

Short Video Tour for Understanding the PARCC Score Report  09-30-15

The PARCC Difference_Garrett   09-25-15

Preparing Our Students for a Changing World_Garrett   09-25-15

An Overview of K-12 Testing   09-22-15

PARCC Questions and Answers    09-15-2015



PARCC Assessments are Coming to Maryland Schools Video  01-30-2015

PARCC Practice Tests - by Subject & Grade Level   01-29-2015

Frequently Asked Questions about the PARCC Spring Administration  01-14-2015

PARCC Website     12-12-2014

Maryland Assessments Website    12-12-2014

PARCC Practice Tests - Elementary, Middle & High 12-01-14

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Testing in High School   11-26-14

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know About Testing in Maryland 11-26-14

PARCC One-Pager for Parents 07-09-14

Parents Guides - Expanding Access for All Students in PARCC 07-09-14

Parents Guides - Expanding Access for Students with Disabilities 07-09-14

PARCC Frequently Asked Questions 07-09-14





PTA Parents Guide to New Assessments in Maryland   04-04-14

PARCC Practice Tests (English/Language Arts and Mathematics) 03-10-14

PARCC Practice Test Gr. 3-5

PARCC Practice Test Gr. 6-8

PARCC Practice Test - High School

Questions and Answers from the Common Core State Standards Regional Forums from Fall 2013

Common Core Real Learning For Real Life 11-01-13

U.S. Department of Education:  The Common Core State Standards 10-29-13

Maryland Common Core Academic Standards Video Interstitials by MPT 10-25-13

MSDE Frequently Asked Questions:   PARCC and High School Assessments 10-22-13

Parent's Backpack Guide to the Common Core State Standards 07-16-13

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Common Core State Standards 07-16-13

Myths vs. Facts:  Common Core State Standards 07-16-13