NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping Maryland's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 48.6%, Black 38.1%, Hispanic 7.6%,  Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

Maryland Students

  Maryland United States
Total Students 860,020 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 31.6% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 3.7% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 12.8% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

Maryland Schools

  Maryland United States
Number of Schools 1,430 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 1,050 (77.2%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 96 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 53 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

Maryland Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $295,298,588; a 51% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: June 2007
Testing System Status: Approved

Maryland Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  94.8% in low poverty schools, 66.2% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  89.1% in low poverty schools, 63.4% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

Maryland's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  Maryland 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 86% 69% 36%
White 93% 81% 49%
Black 78% 50% 17%
Hispanic 81% 57% 21%
Low Income 76% 48% 16%

  Maryland 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 69% 76% 33%
White 82% 86% 45%
Black 53% 60% 14%
Hispanic 56% 69% 24%
Low Income 50% 61% 17%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  Maryland 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 86% 80% 40%
White 93% 91% 55%
Black 77% 63% 17%
Hispanic 81% 76% 28%
Low Income 76% 64% 19%

  Maryland 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 57% 74% 37%
White 74% 88% 53%
Black 36% 53% 13%
Hispanic 44% 64% 21%
Low Income 35% 57% 15%

Source: Maryland Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

State Reading Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 223, while nationally they scored 220; 8th graders scored approximately 263, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2005 4th graders scored approximately 219, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored approximately 261, while nationally they scored 260.  

In 2003 4th graders scored approximately 218, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored approximately 262, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2002 4th graders scored approximately 217, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored approximately 263, while nationally they scored 263.

State Math Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 245, while nationally they scored approximately 244; 8th graders scored approximately 283, while nationally they scored 280.  

In 2005 4th graders scored approximately 239, while nationally they scored approximately 238; 8th graders scored approximately 278, while nationally they scored 278.  

In 2003 4th graders scored approximately 236, while nationally they scored approximately 236; 8th graders scored approximately 277, while nationally they scored 276.  

In 2000 4th graders scored approximately 221, while nationally they scored approximately 222; 8th graders scored approximately 272, while nationally they scored 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing Maryland Students for Success

State's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 85.4% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 79.5% for the state, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

Maryland Nation
20,314
(35.3%)
698,182
(24.9%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible Maryland Students % of Eligible Maryland Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 24,871 11,693 (47.0%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 44,664 1,373 (3.1%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - Maryland

Teacher Incentive Fund Board of Education of Prince George’s County
Limited English Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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