State releases district-level PARCC scores for Maryland students
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Andres Alonso

State releases district-level PARCC scores for Maryland students

State releases district-level PARCC scores for Maryland students

Howard County and Carroll County students scored better last spring in nearly every grade and subject on Maryland's annual standardized tests — widening the gap with other Baltimore area school systems, which reported mixed results.

But even in those highest-performing counties, only about half of students were able to pass the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The PARCC test was given in grades three through eight, and high school students were tested in algebra and English.

Some state school board members said they're concerned that there was so little improvement compared to the year before, when the test was given for the first...

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