Earlier this year, the OLA released their audit of MCPS.
Here is the summary of recommendations from the Maryland State Department of Education audit:
The following detailed recommendations are among those we made to MSDE to
help strengthen the quality control processes and improve reporting for the
measures we audited.
• Establish procedures to ensure that all relevant data are included in the
measure calculation and that the data, including data obtained from third
parties, are reasonably accurate.
• Establish written definitions for all measures.
• Ensure that the reported performance measure represents the actual results
of the related measure calculation.