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MD School Assessments Show Mixed Results

July 16th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery says the 2012 MSA (Maryland School Assessment) test results show mixed results. The numbers were released last week by the Maryland State Department of Education and show that Allegany County middle school students scored slightly lower in reading on this year’s Maryland School Assessments, but math scores for the same students were up. Elementary schools here met all the targets recently established as part of Maryland’s new “School Progress” plan — which is less rigid than the former “Adequate Yearly Progress” of the federal No Child Left Behind law.  Almost without exception, Allegany County elementary school students increased scores in reading and math over last year, the report shows. And middle school students have shown “steady improvement” on both fronts over the past several years. Lowery said that overall the numbers are encouraging statewide- something that she says does not come as a surprise…





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