Md. educators explore reasons behind drop in math scores

07/23/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

Maryland schools began including concepts from Common Core State Standards for Math in the curriculum last year, but the state standardized test that students took at the end of the school year was based on previous standards. This gap between the assessment and curriculum could have contributed to the state's dramatic decrease in math scores, but Donna Watts, mathematics coordinator for the Maryland State Department of Education, also noted that teacher credentialing could have had an effect as well.

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