Thursday, July 29, 2010

Schools absorb good, bad news

Some can crow about MSA, others must buckle down

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Staff writer
Maryland Independent

While six of 29 elementary and middle schools missed state progress goals, school officials remain confident that students are making improvements.

Tuesday, the Maryland State Department of Education released results for the Maryland School Assessment, a test given to students in grades three through eight in math and reading to satisfy requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Students and school systems strive to achieve set standards on the state tests in order to test proficient or better; the percentages of students in each grade who must test at the proficient level to meet the standards for each school rise each year.

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1 comment:

LegalBeaglette said...

“Blount said her school did not meet AYP this year despite improvements because it missed AYP in special education math by one student.”

It’s a small school, and there are only 13 special education students. It’s not that her statement is untruthful or not part of public documents — it’s just... Would the comment have been included, or caused concern to anyone, if it had been - “Blount said her school did not meet AYP this year...because it missed AYP in African-American 3rd grade math by one student,” or, “...Hispanic 6th grade math by one student,” or “...female 5th grade math by one student,”...and there were only 13 (of 300) students in any of those subgroups?