All students demonstrate proficiency in Mathematics (Middle)
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has set long term targets for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics proficiency on state assessments. By 2030, the goal is to reduce the percentage of non-proficient students by half. Annual school system academic achievement targets are aligned with the long term target and each student group’s progress is monitored. As each group reduces non-proficient students, achievement gaps will narrow. At the elementary district level, only White students met targets for mathematics. None of the other student groups meet targets for Mathematics. For middle school students, only White students met annual Mathematics target. For the high school level, all student groups met annual targets in math except English Learners and students receiving Special Education services.
- School Improvement Planning: The process for school improvement planning has been refined to: (1) enable earlier and more sustained engagement with schools; (2) foster deeper analysis of school data, including root-cause analysis related to achievement gaps, postsecondary readiness, and discipline disproportionality; and (3) enable more thoughtful planning of school-wide professional learning strategies.
- Analyzing and Responding to Opportunity Gaps along the PreK-12 Continuum: HCPSS leverages data as it becomes available throughout the school year to inform ongoing instructional and support practices. For example, school teams hold regular data conversations using a variety of classroom performance and standardized assessment data to synthesize information about their students and gauge students’ progress toward mastering grade-level standards.
Source: Maryland State Department of Education