Maryland Student Test Scores Drop During Transition Year

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, student test scores had the largest one-year drop since the Maryland School Assessments began a decade ago.  The drop in scores was predicted by officials as a result of the change in curriculum to align with the Common Core.

The state administered the MSAs for the last time this year — at a cost of about $9 million — despite drastic changes in curriculum as schools adopted what’s known as the Common Core standards. While federal officials have agreed not to hold Maryland schools accountable for the scores, federal law required testing to continue. 

For more information, see the full story from the Sun.

The Common Core will be the subject of the education session at MACo’s summer conference this year.

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Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White with questions about Summer Conference.