July 21st, 2011 by WCBC Radio
Although the number of schools failing to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) doubled in Allegany County over last year- School Superintendent Dr. David Cox says the news is encouraging when it comes to the overall system with the latest Maryland School Assessments. Six schools failed to meet AYP which is the targeted gain score set for schools, school systems, and states each year in the proportion of students achieving proficiency in reading and math. That is up from three last year. Cox says that Allegany County Public School students’ reading and math scores have shown continued improvement over the past eight years. Elementary reading scores are reaching and surpassing 90% proficiency on a county level.