Md. board of education briefed on new school accountability system

12/19/2012 | Baltimore Sun, The

The Maryland State Board of Education received a report at its Monday meeting on a new school accountability system developed by the state's education department as part of its No Child Left Behind waiver. The so-called School Progress Index uses standardized tests to provide a snapshot of how schools are doing and replaces the former metric known as adequate yearly progress. During the meeting, several board members expressed concerns about the complexity of the data and how it will be made understandable to the public.

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