Wednesday, May 04, 2011

School braces for failure

If Barnhart misses AYP again, sanctions follow

Maryland Independent
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
By Gretchen Phillips, Staff Writer

School staff began warning parents Monday at C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School of choices parents have in the event it does not meet state and federal goals on this year's Maryland School Assessments.

Parents may be able to opt to send their child to another school in the district, though Barnhart staff did their best to convince parents that Barnhart is "awesome."

The MSA is a test given to students in grades 3 through 8 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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