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Maryland DOE releases annual statewide report card, more than half of schools retain gold stars

March 11th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

For the first time since the pandemic, Maryland’s State Department of Education has issued its annual report card, complete with star ratings for each school. The report card system includes student achievement growth on state tests in English language, arts, math, postsecondary readiness, proficiency for English language learners, graduation rate and a well-rounded curriculum. The data for the 2021-2022 school year shows that 63% of the state’s public schools held onto their 2019 ratings, one quarter lost a star, and 139 schools gained a star. By a different measure, the MSDE reported that 75% of schools earned three or more stars.