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Marchini Says State Test Data Concerning Despite State Spinning the Positive

September 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The preliminary results released in August show that Maryland public school students improved their performance slightly in the second year of tough new state tests, but overall, in every grade and subject, fewer than half the students were able to pass. While state's new school superintendent, Karen Salmon, put a positive spin on the results, one local school board member said they were cause for dismay. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers was given last spring in grades three through eight, and in two subjects in high school. In grades three through eight, math scores climbed slightly, but language arts scores were essentially flat. Although the system by system numbers won’t be released until  later this month,  Allegany County Board of Education vice president Laurie Marchini said the data released so far is concerning…


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