| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:28 AM
It's not time to panic quite yet over Maryland's plummeting elementary and middle school assessment scores. To be sure, they're not good, showing widespread declines in performance for the first time in years. But the declines are so systemic and sudden...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As noted in your story about school testing results, the drop in mathematics scores was not unexpected ("State's test scores decline," July 24).
Soon after the Common Core State Standards were adopted, Maryland applied and was one of the few states to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The release of the Maryland School Assessment results — anticipated early next week — will surely send a ripple of shock to parents across the state. Educators are bracing for dips in math performance. At first glance, the scores will appear...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:32 AM
Overall, Harford County's public middle school students in 2012-13 school year tested fairly close to where they did the previous year in the annual Maryland School Assessment program.
But as was the case with the rest of the state, average...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:06 AM
In a year when the state's achievement testing program for public elementary and middle school students saw significant, across-the-board declines, there were a few bright spots in performance at Harford County's individual elementary schools.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The new Common Core State Standards Initiative brings with it more than a new curriculum in Howard County. It also brings a change in philosophy.
“Teachers are no longer the sage on the stage, but rather the guide on the side,” said Fran...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:43 AM
The Baltimore city school system will continue to monitor all schools administering the Maryland School Assessments this year, a measure that was questioned because the test scores won't be used to gauge schools' progress amid a transition to a new...
| Oct 17, 2013
I have to agree with Howard County Board of Education member Ann De Lacys' comment that even with the Common Core, we are still teaching to the test. A sentiment shared by board member Brian Mishkin, who was quoted in the same article on Oct. 10 as saying...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:07 AM
McDaniel College is one of three Maryland schools and the only liberal arts college in the state to be recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for its academics and affordability.
The college announced in a news release Thursday that it has...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:03 PM
While those in the education world are gearing up for a whirlwind of public education reforms this school year, the general public either don't know or disapprove of the most significant ones that will impact teachers and students here in Maryland, and...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday.
Only 47 of the state's 892...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Just weeks after the U.S. House Republicans made a purely symbolic move to dismantle No Child Left Behind, the law that forces schools to report standardized test scores, standardized testing season hit our household.
By testing season I don't mean...