A headline and article in March 28 editions of The Sun may have left the misimpression that a Baltimore City school system audit had found that the Stadium School was failing and would have to close unless test scores and instruction improved.
In fact, the audit did not suggest that the school was failing and would need to close. The audit stated that when the Stadium School opened in 1994, its planners set five-year performance goals and said they would close the school if such goals were not met. The audit also pointed out that "based on current data trends, it seems highly unlikely" that the goals will be achieved on time.
The audit went on to say that the Stadium School should consider making appropriate modifications to promote faster and more substantial gains in student performance. It also suggested a number of possible modifications.
Pub Date: 4/15/97