Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MCPS: Not #1 in Maryland

The Howard and Frederick county school systems scored slightly higher than Montgomery County under a new Maryland accountability system that will track an individual school’s progress against its own prior performance...click here for Washington Post article.
Maryland State Department of Education Press Release on new Accountability Index

New Maryland Accountability Index

All Frederick Schools 1.06
All Carroll Schools 1.05
All Calvert Schools 1.04
All Howard Schools 1.04
All Queen Anne's Schools 1.04
All Worcester Schools 1.04
All Caroline Schools 1.02
All Garrett Schools 1.01
All Montgomery Schools 1.01
All Saint Mary's Schools 1.01
All Harford Schools 1
All Talbot Schools 1
All Cecil Schools 0.99
All Washington Schools 0.99
All Allegany Schools 0.98
All Anne Arundel Schools 0.98
All Baltimore County Schools 0.98
All Charles Schools 0.98
All Somerset Schools 0.97
All Baltimore City Schools 0.97
All Prince George's Schools 0.95
All Wicomico Schools 0.95
All Kent Schools 0.94
All Dorchester Schools 0.88


  1. Which is why it is best to have, as Starr has proposed, a 3-year moratorium on testing. Then these pesky data-based ratings will go away and we can be Number 1 again!

  2. Speaking of tests, is Pearson also going to do the MCPS testing on their own for-profit curriculum?

    To me, that might be the biggest scandal in this whole Pearson mess.

    1. Yes. See our previous posts on this fact. This was part of the contract with Pearson that the Board of Education signed. Pearson writes the tests for the Pearson curriculum. And, Super Starr eliminated the Terra Nova tests. They are written by a Pearson competitor.





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