Md. Announces New school Accountability Measure - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Md. Announces New school Accountability Measure

Posted:
(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)

BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC)- Maryland education officials are launching a new program for assessing the accountability of each school.

The new School Progress Index was created under the waiver Maryland received from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

State officials say the new measure aims to cut in half the number of students who do not achieve proficient scores on the standardized tests since by 2017.

Under No Child Left Behind, all students in the state would have been required to be proficient in math and reading by 2014. The waiver will prevent a growing number of schools from being labeled as failing.

State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian M. Lowery said the new measure will provide a more comprehensive snapshot of each individual school and how its students are performing.

"We should be rewarding those underperforming schools that have started to make real progress, just as we should be taking a closer look at top schools whose progress may have stalled in some areas," Lowery said. "Each school now has its own targets at which to aim, and that paves the way for continued progress in all of our classrooms."

School Progress Index information for each of Maryland's 1,400 public schools is available at http://mdreportcard.org. Additional SPI information is available at http://MarylandPublicSchools.org.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Legal Battle Continues Over Proposed Allen Harim Plant

    Legal Battle Continues Over Proposed Allen Harim Plant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:30:11 GMT
    The legal battle continues over a proposed Allen Harim chicken processing plant in Millsboro, after an environmental group filed an appeal against the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. As a result, the fate of 700 jobs are up in the air, as the courts will decide the future of the plant.More
    The legal battle continues over a proposed Allen Harim chicken processing plant in Millsboro, after an environmental group filed an appeal against the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. As a result, the fate of 700 jobs are up in the air, as the courts will decide the future of the plant.
    More
  • Body of Missing Boater Found in Talbot County

    Body of Missing Boater Found in Talbot County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:25:15 GMT
    Officials are searching for a 76-year-old man who went out rowing on the Eastern Shore and didn't come back.More
    Officials say they've found the body of a 76-year-old man who went out rowing on the Eastern Shore and didn't come back.More
  • Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

    Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:17:25 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service