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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 …


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New Maryland Report Card for Baltimore County schools released

Nearly 90 percent (88.8%) of Baltimore County’s 160 public schools evaluated in the new Maryland Report Card received 3, 4 or 5 star ratings. Sixty percent earned 4 or 5 star ratings, the highest ratings possible in the state’s new accountability system. Ninety-nine percent of Baltimore County’s elementary schools received 3, 4 or 5 stars, and 73 percent earned 4 or …