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Maryland State Board of Education calls for adoption of Science of Reading-based literacy instruction statewide

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland State Board of Education called for the statewide adoption and implementation of literacy instruction based on the Science of Reading starting with the 2024-25 academic year. Under the State Board resolution (24-01), Dr. Carey Wright, Interim State Superintendent of Schools, will present the board with a comprehensive literacy policy aligned to the Science of Reading …


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NOW YOU KNOW: Year-end highlights – part 2

The following is a legislative update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. As we prepare for a new year filled with resolutions and growth, we took some time to review the highlights of what has taken place between the 2023 and upcoming 2024 legislative sessions. Once we return to Baltimore County after Sine Die, the work does not end. …


MSDE: 2023 MCAP results showing improvement

BALTIMORE, MD—Student proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) in School Year 2022-2023 are at their highest in nearly a decade with the largest single-year gain in grades 3-8 over the same time period. Statewide results (PDF) of the latest Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) assessments show notable improvements in literacy and mathematics, with literacy results surpassing pre-pandemic performance. Student …

Maryland State Department of Education provides update to statewide spring 2022 MCAP results

BALTIMORE, MD—At Tuesday’s January Board meeting, the Maryland State Department of Education released an update to 2021-2022 school year English language arts (ELA) and mathematics assessment data, which detail student proficiency in the first administration of the new Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP). Following national assessment trends, statewide ELA results signal a return to pre-pandemic proficiency rates with improvements across …

MSDE releases preliminary statewide spring 2022 Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program assessment data

UPDATE: MSDE has issued an update to this report here. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland State Department of Education released preliminary statewide English Language Arts (ELA), and Mathematics 2021-2022 school year assessment results, the first year of the new Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) assessments. Preliminary statewide ELA results signify a return to pre-pandemic proficiency for …

Maryland state assessment scores rise in English/language arts

BALTIMORE, MD – Results of the latest Maryland state assessments found improvements in English language arts scores across the grade levels. Complete 2019 Maryland assessment results in English/language arts and mathematics were released on Wednesday in a presentation before the Maryland State Board of Education. Maryland assessments are scored on a 650 to 850-point scale, which is divided into five …

BCPS Superintendent Williams issues statement on 2019 MCAP data

TOWSON, MD – Following Tuesday’s release of data by the Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams issued a letter to the community: Dear Team BCPS, In just one week, our schools will welcome about 115,000 students, and I want you to know how we will raise the bar and close gaps to prepare each …