huge gap between neighboring counties shows a shocking discovery about Prince George’s County.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (ABC7) — New Common Core test results released by the state of Maryland show a huge gap between neighboring Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
The math and English results for children in third through eighth grade were released Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Education.
The tests, named PARCC, adhere to new Common Core national standards. They are more difficult than many standardized tests given in the past.
Students received a score of between one and five on the tests, with students who received a four or five being labeled as “proficient.”
Statewide, 39 percent of Maryland students scored as proficient in English, while just 29 percent were proficient in math.
Montgomery County bested the state averages — 46 percent of its students were proficient in English, while 37 percent were proficient in math.
Meanwhile Prince George’s County fell far below the state averages. Twenty-five percent of the students there were proficient in English, while just 15 percent were proficient in math.
Several Prince George’s County schools saw test scores far lower than those numbers. For instance, at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Marlow Heights, only 11 percent of the students tested were proficient in English, and just 3 percent were proficient in math.
At Clinton Grove Elementary School in Clinton, only 8 percent of the students tested were proficient in English, and just 2 percent scored as proficient in math.
The PARCC tests are new in Maryland. They replace the Maryland School Assessment tests given in past years. To find out more about your schools’ test scores head on over to the attached links.
- PARCC Performance Report Grade 3 8 Assessments
The results is a clear testimony the county schools are not doing well as they should.
The selection of CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell in a non transparent manner in what appears to be an effort to cover up wrong doing among the senior PGCPS staff and the schools, was not good for democracy and accountability initiatives in Prince George’s County.
CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell has not acted with honor after he engaged in cover ups to hide questionable activity within the county school system. The scores are a clear testimony of his character after he duped the county citizenry he was qualified with high marks. The high salary he has been awarded and bonuses only for the county schools to turn out last in Maryland, is not justified.