Despite the overall poor results, schools in the state that were predictably high performers continued to show better results, indicating that students' socioeconomic backgrounds infuence test results. The new test provides a finer-grained look at individual school achievement. A smattering of schools in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard counties had grades in which more than 75 percent or 80 percent of students scored a 4 or higher. For instance, Severna Park Elementary, located in a high-income area, had 85 percent of its third-graders and 92 of its fifth-graders passing the reading test. At Shipley's Choice in Anne Arundel, 94 percent of third-graders passed.