Friday, July 13, 2012
Patch gave readers a chance to tell us whether they think standardized test scores meant a school was bad.
Via Twitter mddem1985 Many students are intelligent but may not test well, maybe due to test anxiety. Many other reasons..... zigzagiando Standardized tests are a good indication of the income of the parents of the kids who go to a given school. Via Facebook Bret Matthew Scharf Holmes The level of poor test scores is appalling. If kids can't read or do math by the 7th grade the test scores will show it. I think proficiency on these are set well below any normal person's standards and our jail house like schools matched with low expectations for our student populous have made us now blame THE TESTS. I mean give me a break. If you can't score on an average level as other schools on a test - than your school should be taken over by the state…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Mt. Washington, Roland Park and Medfield schools continue to lead area test scores.
Standardized test scores released by the state show North Baltimore public schools maintaining trends that have been set during the past several years. Schools such as The Mt. Washington School, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School and Medfield Heights Elementary School continue to post top test scores. While other schools trudge along. The test scores released by the Maryland Department of Education on Tuesday monitor the percentage of students in third through eighth grades that score at the proficient or advanced level in English and math. Here are the scores on the tests for every elementary and middle school in North Baltimore. Govans Elementary Third Grade Reading Fourth Grade Reading Fifth Grade Reading Third Grade Math Fourth …
Patch gives readers' a chance to sound off each week on controversial topics or to share some personal experiences around current events.
The Maryland Department of Education released scores on the Maryland State Assessment from schools statewide on Tuesday. The tests are intended to track performance in core subjects such as math and reading. Throughout the state, there were mixed results, as elementary school children continued to show improved test scores, while there was some regression on testing among middle school aged students. Baltimore City was no exception and its test scores also showed mixed signals. But are standardized test scores a good way to gauge the quality of a school's education? Tell us what you think in the comment section. Follow North Baltimore Patch on Facebook and Twitter.