Maryland State Department of Education Press Release on the 2010 MSA results.
The Washington Post: Md. math, reading scores are up, but not by much for those already doing poorly
Math and reading scores for Maryland elementary and middle school students who were already meeting basic expectations improved this year, but the worst-performing students posted smaller gains than they have in the past several years, according to test results released Tuesday.
Statewide averages on the Maryland School Assessment tests improved modestly in every category except for elementary school reading, which dropped slightly. The results represent a leveling-off of sorts for the state, which had been posting bigger increases for several years. About 363,000 students took the exams this year, which will be reformulated over the next several years to conform to new, voluntary national standards for math and reading that theMaryland State Board of Education adopted this spring...