Updated Literacy-Based Promotion Act FAQs

The Literacy-Based Promotion Act Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated to provide further guidance for the 2019-2020 school year. Some highlights are outlined below.

  • Students must be coded GCE D if they achieve a passing score (met LBPA requirements) on either of the two retest opportunities on the 3rd Grade Reading Alternative Assessment or achieve a composite score of Level 3 or higher on the 3rd Grade MAAP-ELA Assessment after the writing is scored. (See #18)
  • Students who pass the MAAP 3rd Grade Reading Alternative Assessments (retests) are considered 20- day intervention screen students. (See #26)
  • If students score a composite score of Level 3 or above on MAAP-ELA or receive a “met” score on either retest for Spring 2019 then that score may be used to apply Good Cause Exemption D in Spring 2020 if the student did not meet district requirements for the 2018-2019 school year. (See #53)

Please click here to view the updated document.

Please contact Melissa Beck at mbeck@mdek12.org with any questions.